I would also be sporting my spiffy GOTR Sole Mate techinical tee. I also seem to wear this running shorts to most of my races. Maybe it's because they are just so cool?! Or, maybe it is because they are so colorful that they go with EVERYTHING in my running wardrobe?! I also wore my fun, pink CEP compression socks (Don't forget to enter my giveaway -- check out the sidebar!!)
Little Diva was my little pre-race photographer this morning and suggested that the bling RUN letters in our home gym matched my race outfit. She is so much like me, it's crazy!
Last year I ran a 24:46 during the innaugural race and set my existing PR. After my PRs in longer distances lately, I was hoping that I would set a new personal record today. I wasn't sure if the rainy, cool weather would be in my favor or not this year.
Little Diva had basketball practice this morning and hubby was sitting outside in the rain at the Wisconsin Badgers football game. So, my parents and my sister came over to help out. Dad took care of the kids so that mom could come along to spectate. It was such a nice surprise!!!! I was not going to be going alone after all.
Speaking of the rain .... it was cold, a slight breeze and drizzling all morning. By the time we showed up at packet pick-up, it was starting to come down harder. Grrr...
I didn't stop my watch on time, but finished in 25 minutes and some change (25:35). No PR today. But, that's okay. (Edited to note: I did find out through the official race results that I finished 3rd in my age group and 31/375 overall. LOTS of little girls running today!!)
There were some great goodies at the refreshment area. Everyone received these adorable hot pink GOTR water bottles. They also had bananas, tons of different flavors of bagels and several different kinds of Clif Kids gummies and bars, as well as Dole dried fruit packets and hot chocolate. It was a fantastic, kid-friendly atmosphere. I really wanted to stick around and cheering on the little ladies cross the finish line and find Chelsea. But, I was no longer heated up from my run and was shivering pretty bad (so was mom!). So, we headed back to the marathon mommy mini van to warm up. I can't wait to do this one again next year and will hope for better weather for the young ladies.