We signed up for this race as a family. Adrian & I paid & the kids were free. We were going to all walk it together & then go to Chuck E Cheese for lunch with a friend. Fri night we looked at the forecast & it was going to be around 30 degrees at race time so we decided I would walk it alone. I knew a friend from the gym was interested in doing it too so she took Adrian's entry.
The race started down the street from my house (score!) so I didn't have to leave until about 45 minutes before race time. Packet pickup & parking were super easy & there weren't a ton of people so it was easy to meet up with my friend & her husband. We hung out trying to stay warm until the race started at 9:00am.
Before the race they did a moment of silence for Boston followed by the Star Spangle Banner by one of the schools' marching band. Elizabeth & I lined up in the middle of the pack (much farther up than I normally do but you could tell most of the field wouldn't be running, or even walking fast). We got started heading straight down Morrison into Gahanna.
|My bibs - the official one & a virtual run for Boston one|
The course was an out & back. We found our groove pretty quickly & started passing numerous people. There were a few bands & cheerleaders along the course which was fun. We got to mile 1 pretty quickly & saw all the runners heading back. The course was hilly but we pretty much kept the same pace the whole time. Conversation was great & the miles flew by.
We got back to the finish line & both felt really good. Finished in 48:06, about an average time for me. There were a ton of snacks at the finish line (which I skipped since I had brought my own). I did grab a bottle of flavored water they had that was delicious! It was called Oxy & I'll be looking for it again. There were about 7 different flavors, I picked peach mango. Yum!
The rest of the week was pretty standard for working out. Here's what I did each day:
Wednesday - 60 minute Zumba class
Thursday - 60 minute Zumba class, 15 minutes on elliptical, 20 minutes on bike
Friday - 60 minute Zumba class, 20 minutes on bike
Saturday - 4 mile walk
Sunday - 5K walk
Monday - 40 minute Zumba class, 20 minutes on bike
Tuesday - 60 minute spinning class