Today I ran for pie. What an awesome race!!! The race began at 8:30 am and luckily a friend called me a little after 7 or else I probably would have missed it.
I arrived at the race site a little after 8 and was happy to see that we had access to a high school which meant a warm area to wait and real bathrooms. I dropped off my bag, went to the bathroom, and then waited in the gym for a little bit. A few minutes later I made my way outside. I LOVE, LOVE hearing the National Anthem!!! I do not get tired of it.
We ran through the streets of La Grange. Great course! No inclines which made me happy. I did stop a few times because I was running too fast. 🙁 I need to learn to pace myself. As soon as I saw the finish line I ran as fast as I could. I passed several people which made me smile. I accidentally pressed the “start/stop” button on my Garmin before mile 2 so I don’t know my official finish time.
I was one of the first 500 runners to register so I got a free pie. Since I did not win a medal I was happy with it. Yummy! Next year I will just have to run FASTER!
Of course I had to get pictures with them.
This year was the first time this race was held and I thought it went very well. However, the only thing I question is how the finish time will be determined because they was no chip on the bib. As I crossed the finish line I gave a volunteer a perforated piece of the bib with my number in it. I was told that the volunteers were supposed to keep them in order for finish time purposes. Huh???? Another volunteer told me that a scanner would scan my number at the finish line to determine finish time. Well, regardless I hope I find out soon. 😀
Happy Thanksgiving!!! Enjoy this special day.