We all started our run early - Jeff and I were on water duty, so we set the alarm for 3:30 am to give us enough time to get ready, layer up, and head out to drop off water and Gatorade at a couple of spots along our route. Then we met up with the rest of the Renegades for our 5:00 am start. Jeff finally felt good enough to run, but since he hadn't run in several weeks, he stayed with Diane and I. Cary also joined us, while Julia and Andi ran together. Loretta ran by herself but we saw her throughout the run as we crossed paths several times.
It was really fun to run in our little group - lots of conversation kept us distracted, plus I saw a shooting star! It was right around 31 degrees when we started running and except for wishing that I'd worn an extra layer of gloves, I was dressed appropriately for the weather, although whenever we'd run by areas where there were no buildings or houses, just open fields, the temperature dropped noticeably. Funny thing - Jeff kept asking "how can we already be at mile X?" because all of the gabbing that we were doing really kept him from noticing the miles. See - it works!
We finished the 10 miles and then went inside the clubhouse, where Cary had our new Renegade shirts and sweatshirts ready for us, yay! I love that each year we change up our logo; it's fun to have something different. This year, we went retro:
I should have stood on a box to make my logo line up with the rest!
We sat around for a bit, warming up with coffee while Brian fed Logan:
The little leg cross killed me - Logan is one relaxed baby!
Logan really likes Andi!
Then we went to Blue Baker, where they had brownies waiting for us:
Such a nice little treat!
We entertained ourselves and also got our baby fixes in:
Diane finally got her turn with Logan - he's so cuddly!
I was making him laugh by bouncing around this Santa penguin - he thought it was pretty funny.
Mason has his first taste of chocolate - and it was only appropriate that it came from a Blue Baker brownie:
He wasn't sure about it at first, but pretty quickly decided he liked it!
Mason also hung out with his buddy, Jeff, who right now seems to be the only Renegade he'll go to. Jeff handed Mason to me and he promptly let me know that I was a NOPE in his book. Fine, fine - I'll win him over yet!
The next day, we got to watch as Mason's mommy ran her first marathon:
Look at that kick to the end - her feet aren't even touching the ground!
Getting a high five from race director and our friend, Dan.
Why hello, Ms. Marathoner! That's a nice medal you have there.
CC did great - I can't imagine ever training for a marathon, much less doing that with a baby to care for. But she rocked it, big time - way to go, CC!