The first weekend of the month I had my second weekend in a row that had a 10k and a half marathon. Saturday was the Entemanns 10k, I was thiiiiiis close to signing up for the half but I think I am still not ready for a back to back halves weekend (In this case is it halfs?) Any who, it was a chilly and rainy morning. I got there super early as to park outside of the race area so I could leave right after I was done. I saw my friend Laurie at the start we chatted and we were off. The rain was that rain where it is just annoying....kind of misty not really rain. I started with a 2:1 run/walk but that didn't last but I was able to keep to a 1:1. I actually finished the 10k as my friend Nicole finished her half!! She is amazing. I finished in 1:14ish which is not my best but not my worst time so I was pleased.
Sunday was the Diva half marathon. This was my third time running it. I was originally planning on running the Paine to Paine trail run but I decided not to do that with a marathon just a few weeks after. I knew this year was going to be fun. It was going to be my friend Alana's daughters first half marathon. Plus Divas are always a big race for BGR and that is ALWAYS a good time!!! After the 10k the day before I had a bacon and egg sandwich and it made me sick so I did not eat again that day.....so I was totally unfueled for the race. I was struggling to keep to the 1:1 and after mile 8 I could hardly run at all. It was taking all I had to ensure I stayed under the 3 hour time. I got a bit of a boost at mile 11.5 when I saw that Colleen was not too far behind me. I knew that even with a sinus infection she was going to get a sub 3 for the first time and I was so excited! I crossed the finish at 2:47, found Caroline and Steve and waited for Colleen. She did infact nail a huge PR. We had to rush over to the stage as Caroline got 3rd place in her age group!!! How awesome is that?!?! She is TEN!! You can see in the pictures below how awesome my friend Steve it...he ran the race with Caroline since none of us could keep up with her LOL You can see in the picture what a proud dad he was as she crossed the finish line <3 <3