Seeing how it was a Christmas themed race, I decided to do something a bit different. I got a "I Believe" Santa shirt, red and white striped socks, and a Santa hat (which I ended up carrying the whole time since it didn't want to stay on).
Since Jen was also running, I met up with her before the race to chat and to get a picture.
I knew going into this run that I was going to have at least one hill to tackle but I was wrong. After tackling one hill, which really wasn't all that bad, we had to go up another hill shortly after.
I pushed through the hills even though I really wanted to stop and walk for a little bit.
And before I knew it we were making the last turn and luckily it was a down hill finish. When I got halfway down the hill, I took off....
Here's a picture of me right before the finish line.
I crossed with a time of 27:30.
Once Jen crossed the finished we only hung out for a little bit before heading to IHop with Mike. If it hadn't been so cold, I would have stuck around to found out I placed 3rd in my age group. Luckily, I was able to get them to mail my medal. :)
Oh, and here is the finisher's shirt....
Sorry for a very late recap. Since this one was around the holiday season, I didn't have time to sit down and write up something quick about it. And since this was back in December, I really don't remember much of the race. :(