|With our Bibs!|
Jessica and I headed back to our room and the guys caught a cab and headed across the river into IN to the gambling boat! We were so excited and nervous trying to decide what we were going to wear. The weather had us tore up, it was a 40% chance of rain and cool. So I opted for black UA capris and a long sleeve pink UA shirt. The main reason I wanted to wear it was it had a zipper pocket and I could have somewhere to put my poncho in case of the rain. Jessica wore a tank top under her shirt, so she could take it off along the way and tie it around her.
|In the hotel lobby right before we walked down to the start line!|
At the start line, just as the Bugle was being played for a call to post, just like the Derby! Check out our super cute new headbands. Mine is pink with bright polka dots and Jessica's says "i just felt like running"!!!! Go Forrest!
|About to run 13.1 with 18,000+/- people!!!!|
However on mile 10 I was starting to spend out! My knees were starting to hurt and I could feel a blister coming on. And sure enough when we got back to the room there was a NICE one!
This is the crazy thing, our time was exactly the same as our last/first Mini. 2:20:11. To be honest, I really wasn't concerned with our time. Since I had not trained like I needed to, I was just looking to finish, run the entire time, have fun and enjoy the moment. And I did!!!!! But still crazy especially since this one was flat and the other one was hilly. But I think I can justify it a little. We had to walk about a minute at the start due to the congestion of people and then about the last 7 or so water stations you had to slow down a lot and wait for the water. Not sure what the problem was, but at one they didn't have any cups of water and were filling them up as we got there. Also we ran one lap inside of Churchill Downs, home of the KY Derby. Which was awesome!!! There were horses on the track warming up, Saturday was opening night of Churchill Downs. We goofed off in there taking pictures of each other, the spires and a nice lady asked if she wanted us to take a picture of us together. But we never did stop, we dropped a gear to a very slow jog. And at Mile 11 I was spent, I was so ready to get this over with, and I had slowed wayyyyy down. I know I was holding Jessica back, that is why she is so awesome, she stayed with me every step. It was an amazing experience.
|Going into the tunnel|
|inside the track!!!! aka the infield|
|Lilly, me and Jessica|
I am so glad I was able to be a part of this neat experience and so glad that I have running partner that will hang with me through all my belly aching!!! We understand each other and almost know what the other is thinking, even though you can be a tad annoying Josssisca!!!! Love ya chick!!!!