Last year, this race was our very first 10k. It's amazing to see what we've done in a year.
We got up at 5:15am and headed out at 5:40. We drove to downtown Winter Park, about a 40 minute drive. Not too terrible. Luckily it wasn't too cold outside like it had been the morning before. We headed to the Panera's to make a quick bathroom stop and met up with a fellow teacher, Jennifer.
Right before we left Panera, we looked outside and it was POURING!!! There was a 2miler before our race that we had thought about doing because the only way to get a medal is to do both. But I am so glad that we didn't. We would have been running in the downpour.
With 5 minutes to spare, we headed out. It was still pouring but we mainly stayed underneath overhangs. I saw a couple of people that I had met the day before at the runDisney shoot.
Right as we were walking into our pacing group, it took off. I've never not stood in the corral for at least 10 minutes before the run started so it was a little weird immediately starting. The rain stopped a few minutes in, thank goodness! Unfortunately, there were big water puddles on the sides of the already small roads, so the running path was even narrower.
My friend and I got into a good pattern. I run faster than she does so instead of slowing down my pace, I would run normally and then on our walk breaks I would stop and wait for her.
I forgot to turn off my Runkeeper for a minute at the end. It says we ran 6.41 miles in 1:11:46 but our official time was 1:10:44.
At the end of the race, you got a wine glass (I wish they did in reverse where you got a medal for the 10k then a wine glass if you did the 10k and 2 miler)