Tom and I flew down to Norfolk on Friday. We actually got to the airport early because there was a veteran returning home and our airport makes events out of it to welcome them home.
|This is becoming a common sight LOL|
|IT WAS SIX AM!!!!!|
|And we are off.|
The first 5k: I did my whole run 4 min then walk 1 min ratio. There was a 5k also running so the first 5k was super crowded. I know most people don't like that but I did as it kept me at an easier pace. I was neck and neck with the 2:45 pacer the whole time.
|You know I love cheerleaders|
|5k down 16ish to go :)|
The third 5k: This part was first through some nice and shady streets and then through Camp Pendleton. I was hoping to see some sexy men in uniforms but there were not any. I did see a family that I saw at the beginning. This man carried this flag THE ENTIRE THIRTEEN MILES!
While we were going through the military base the heat got bad for not just me. Ambulances were starting to go buy regularly and not many of us were running at all.
|I tried to be sure to run whenever I saw a photographer|
The last few miles: We reached the wet sponge station - ALL GONE. The volunteers were still there, thank you and they were dumping pitcherfuls of water on our heads. We then got to the freezerpop station - ALL GONE. I was just about done here but I had 2 more miles. We went back over the bridge and then onto the boardwalk (Well in Virgina the boardwalk is cement) we could just barely see the finish line so I took a picture and decided I was going to run the last 3/4 of a mile.
The finish: I was just about to the finish line and I heard my name. My husband surprised me by coming to the finishline! He never does and I told him he didn't have to for this one since he was there to fish. The photographer got a picture of when I saw him. I was beyond thrilled.
Seeing him really brought me out of the the heat fog that my brain was in and for the first time I remembered to do the hands up at the finishline I always wanted to do.