Sister numero uno, mom, sister numero does, mom in law and freezing me!
They took off and I wandered around for a bit to find anyone I knew. Chatted here and there and then used gear check for the first time in my life. I just checked my jacket and is was super simple and very secure, manned by 6 sheriff dept members. Apparently my jacket is kinda a big deal :)
The race started at 9am and was fairly uneventful, in a good way. It was a million times better than my experience at this race last year and the miles passed fairly quickly. I started off a bit too fast then leveled out and tried to stay sub-10min miles the rest of the time. I purposely made myself a bit uncomfortable by pushing the pace and it paid off!
Weird thing about this race - I took in no fuel the entire race. I had my go-to sports beans with me, but never felt hungry or the need to eat them, so I didn't. Hmmm...
I round the last turn to see the finish line and heard sister numero dos yelling my name. It was AWESOME!! I waved to her, apparently while closing my eyes :)
almost 2 minute PR from 2 weeks ago at Martian!
Overall, GREAT day! I wasn't sure if I would be able to take any more time off my half and am so thrilled with how this race went. Thank you everyone for your encouragement and support, I totally re-read them all before the race :)