YESTERDAY was the actual day … but I’m just now posting about it today. It took me all day yesterday to recoup!!
We did TONS of training since January and I thought I was really ready….till we got down there and started feeling the HEAT…. As if that wasn’t bad enough, my “system” decided it wasn’t going to “work for me”…until the race began and I was already at MILE ONE…so I have to run into the closest place, which was a McDonalds…with quite a few other girls…I waited IN LINE for 20 minutes…then my “process” took 20 seconds… done…now back on the asphalt..only to realize my GARMIN wasn’t running!!!!!!! YIKES!!!! So as I was running, I kept piddling with it till about the 2.00 mile mark and I just decided to turn it off and turn it back on…RESET… which it then began to work. OK, now can I have a FUN RUN???!!!
It was fun…till about 2.15 miles when a very young lady (I’d say about 24 yrs old) next to me just dropped to the ground and started having a SEIZURE!! About three guys immediately picked her up and layed her on the sidewalk yelling for someone to call an ambulance. I literally wanted to cry… I had never seen something like that and I could do absolutely nothing… it tok a good mile to get over that. NOW CAN I HAVE A FUN RUN??
It was fun…. till it started getting hot…not just hot, but VERY hot…. I wore a skort…and my legs were sweating bad… rubbing and rubbing… I didn’t put anything on my legs… I thought they were going to bleed they hurt so bad…. so I ran over to the Medical set up and got some vaseline…AHHHHH…. relief……and ready to continue on. NOW CAN I HAVE A FUN RUN????
I don’t even remember what mile I was in… the whole thing has now become a blurrrrrr…..at some point I saw my friend, Kay Moore (be sure to check out KAYS blog, more and better pics on there) so I just jumped over and started running w/her – not much of a loss there, abt a half mile…. but still…I kept going but had to stop at all the medical stations (more vaseline) and I saw, at least, 20 people (all young) passing out and getting carted off my ambulances… it was so scary. At the end, I was SO delirious… I got very nauseous and thought I was going to get sick…I just kept asking for Karl….who couldn’t come in the runners corral….so I had to WALK MORE just to find him.
It was definitely an experience….don’t know if I’ll ever do it again. But IF I do, things will be done a bit differently!! HOWEVER, I very much enjoyed my training months with my peeps…JEFF MOORE, KAY MOORE, RHONDA COLGAN, TIRSA PAGONA, AMANDA MILLER, BRIDGET and DANIEL MENG, HOLLY SINGLETON, ASHLEY WARREN and JENNI CATRON…. NOW THAT WAS FUN!!!!!!!
I NEVER HAD A FUN RUN…. But here are some FUN PICS…The first one is of all of us .. the SECOND one is of me crossing the finish line and you can see Kay over to my side SMILING at me w/her white hat on and her MEDAL on….the THIRD one is of Kay, Rhonda and Me…..the FOURTH one is of all the peeps at the race, the FIFTH one is of Jeff Moore, he is wearing the GREEN shirt w/ a multi-colored buff on (headband)…the SIXTH one is of me coming into the finish line but I’m pretty far back…(I have on the blue buff).
You can go to CMM to see race results.