Saturday morning I woke up at 4am...WTH?!? I laid in bed until finally I got up and headed to the living room to watch T.V. I turned on an infomercial knowing that I would fall asleep instantly once I turned it on. However I sat there watching it...Finally at 6 Brandon left for work and I fell back asleep.
At 7:30 Miles woke up. I fed him breakfast and did some laundry. At 9 we headed for Manhattan. We walked around and waited for some people I knew. Finally Richard showed up. We talked for awhile then the 2 mile race started. Brandon showed up to watch Miles and it was time for me to warm up.
It was finally time to take off.
Around mile 1 we finally found each other. Thank GOODNESS!! I knew I was right on the pace I wanted a 9 minute mile. Kelle and I around mile 4 or so on Denison. Running with someone definitely helps keep you on pace. We talked, it totally helped me not think about my pace, the wind blowing in my face up a hill or how hot I was.
Then I saw it...the finish line!! In true Katie fashion I kicked it in!! All I heard was some girls yell "WAY TO GET IT, TUTU GIRL!" Then the finish line! My goal was under an hour, my 2nd goal was under 55 minutes. I was sure I could do under an hour, but under 55 minutes was another story. Especially with the hills and then wind.
picture; I had just gotten the chip taken off and I told Brandon "I'm gonna puke." BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD!! Knowing you pushed yourself so hard you are gonna hurl!! (For the record I did not, I drank water and walked around and the feeling went away!)