We got to the race early since we hate stressing about time and we needed time to chalk our hair (it showed up so much better in Cori's hair) and put our rainbow stickers on.
I had bought one of those iphone cases that recharges your phone because I planned to watch the Florida/Arkansas football game (I never miss Gator games). But I forgot that due to all the people around, I can never get service. And I had to miss my game. Boo!
But soon we were ready to go!
Soon it was our turn!
And we were off! I felt pretty good at the beginning. Around mile 3, my knee started aching a little. By mile 5 it was killing me. At one point I stopped to get some biofreeze from the medical tent. There were some volunteers with goopy stuff on popsicle sticks. I scooped some up and put it on my knee--only to discover it was Vaseline!!! Oh man. That stuff was so slimy since I was sweaty. Ugh! At the next med tent, I asked before I just scooped some up. I put it on over the Vaseline but it didn't do anything. So I ran in pain for the last 5 miles but I wasn't about to slow down or stop!!
And here's my favorite race picture of all time! I really need to buy this one!! We had talked about doing this before but weren't sure we could get the timing right if we were in the middle of a run. But we saw a photographer, counted 1-2-3 and jumped!
We got a new 10 Miler PR by 8 minutes and 11 seconds! Official time was 2:04:36. Overall, I was 3750th out of 9480 so well in the top half. For age, I was 352nd out of 1003 (top half) and for gender I was 2013th out of 6134 (top third). Not bad!
And some fun finishers certificates
After the race I met up with Kristin who had been watching her hubby run his first Disney race. We chatted for a bit the Cori and I went to get some food. My knee hurt but overall, I felt pretty good! My back-to-back-to-back weekends of racing was done. I had 2 weekends off before my next race!!