I had the pleasure of running the first annual Wicked Halloween Run in Plymouth with my friend Leslie - it was her first race!! We have some good pics, but they're all on her camera, so I'll post them when she gets them to me.
The race was great! Everything was really organized and well-run. The course was marked well, flat, fast and not too crowded at all! I really enjoyed the race and look forward to doing it again next year.
Going into it, my plan was to take it easy and run for fun with my friend, getting her over the nerves of her first race. My 501 coach didn't think it was such a good idea to race a 10K just two weeks after my first marathon, so she kinda freaked me out a bit.
In the end, I sent my friend off at mile 5 since she had a lot of gas in the tank and she finished a minute ahead of me. I finished in 1:05:40 which is only 44 seconds away from a PR! So much for taking it easy :)
We got pretty cool medals for a 10K!! At the end of the race, Leslie found me and we found another friend from work who showed up to cheer us on. We also ran into a student of ours and chatted with her and her mom for a bit - it was so much fun!
Then Jeff from Detroit Runner and Megan from Watch MeGo Run found me! Megan and I have run a bunch of the same races but have never run into each other until today. Jeff and I met last March at the Rock CF Half Marathon and have done a bunch more of the same races, but haven't seen each other again until today, so it was lots of fun all around!
We grabbed a bite to eat after the race and I headed off for my fun day of grocery shopping and cooking up a storm. We now have a billion tupperwares of homemade potato soup - my absolute FAVORITE!!
And a beef stew is in the crock pot to be ready when my husband and his brother get home from Tampa tomorrow. I am an awesome wife an sister-in-law :)