My mom was our official photographer, and I'm thinking of hiring her to come out for all of our races, as she got some great shots! Here's the rest of the recap, in pictures:
I bought this shirt at the Austin marathon expo...really says it all, right? LOL Had to include the picture with Julia hydrating before the race while unintentionally photo-bombing my shot - it cracks me up every time I find her in a picture like this!
USAFit BCS, representing! Me, Julia and Jeff...warriors after running those crazy hills the day before.
Love this starting shot!
See the yellow dots? That's us! Beating the dogs and walkers - woohoo!
Julia coming in for the finish - look at that smile!!! Love it. :)
We're getting closer!
In the home stretch - I could barely raise my arms, I was so tired! But I ran the whole way!
Right after crossing the finish line - I was still gasping for breath. But it was a great feeling to have made it through the entire race without walking!
Post-race water and bananas - yum!
My mom and I - this is the first time she's gotten to see us race. I think we entertained her...
This is us standing around, not winning any doorprizes. There were only 80 runners, and they had a ton of doorprizes. Julia finally won one, but geez! I swear, they must have handed out 78 prizes. Oh, and our Megamillions lottery ticket only had one winning number on it - when it comes to prizes, we are not lucky.
After the doorprizes were handed out, they announced the age group winners. Since it was such a small race (and the odds are better for winning your age group), Jeff wanted to hear what the time of his AG winner was, to see if he should come back next year and try and win it. We were all SHOCKED when they called his name!!! It was even funnier because he didn't run "his" race - he paced me! Our finishing time was 39:01 (pace 12:42) - definitely not his usual speedy 5K pace. But he won a medal!
All the winners!
This was a fun race and I'd do it again...maybe not after running 5.5 miles of hills the day before, though. Still, it was great to finally run, all the way, a 5K once more.