As you might remember from last year there is an amazing girl named Corey who was training for her first half marathon and was in a car accident and suffered serious brain injuries. A group of her family and friends have gotten together to run the race each year and raise money for her care. She is getting closer each day to running this race with us. It is amazing to see. On the Friday before the race I drove down to Philly. Yes!! I drove to a race instead of flying LOL.
I got down there pretty quick and checked into my room then headed to the expo. I had to get there a day a early because I was doing the remix challenge which is new to Rock n Roll races this year. A 5k on Saturday and then the half on Sunday. I knew I was going to hit the expo again the next day with Kim so I just got my bibs and headed back to my room. I then twisted Kim's arm (as if I had to) and got her to head down that night to register for the 5k and come with me to dinner with Dave (who was running the half again) and Aaron and Lyra. We went to Rangoon again as I loved it last year. We also wandered around Chinatown again. A little bubble tea and shopping never hurt anyone.
We got back to the hotel and went to sleep because we had the 5k in the morning. On the way out of the hotel we ran into my fellow Team Corey members Christine and her mom Marjy. It was going to be Marjy's first race ever. We headed over to the race. But of course we had to get this picture.
The weather was already hot even that early in the morning and very humid. We got in our corrals and the race started. I am not sure why but I was feeling pretty good from the get go. I didn't feel like walking so I didn't. I just tried to have fun and for the first time in a long time I actually ran the whole way during a 5k. Not only that but I also had negative splits even with the stupid hill to the finish. There may have been a photobomb along the way......
|Negative Splits YEAH!!|