Monday, April 10, 2006
I did it! It was way fun. Biggest plus: my knee held up the whole time. Yeah! I was happy b/c it was the first time I ran outside in 4 weeks. My knee feels good today too. Now, I can begin running 3x a week again. I'll still be doing lots of treadmill runs but I can start doing outside runs. I ran pretty slowly. 9 min/miles. Understandable considering my time off and my knee. Jason did awesome. He ran 7:30 min/miles. Go him! The race was very well organized. A huge food vendor court, expo, and beer garden. Awesome t-shirts! Under-Armour technical shirts. Very pretty blue color. There was lots of support along the way. We ran past people's houses with stereos blaring and people on the porches ringing bells. There were also little cheerleaders lining the route and chanting out cheers. It was awesome. Most of the course was along the ocean so I spent a lot of time daydreaming and watching the surfers. I had a good time. I'm definitely doing it again next year (and will hopefully beat my time).