I finished my first 1/2 marathon and they didn't close the course on me!
awesome! We say things like...wow, I've never gone this far before! Oooh, what model garmin is that? The spectators can actually see ya and say Hey Pumpkin Girl - way to go!
I want to say thanks to Shannon - she gave me great course feedback before the race, so the HILLS I encountered were really not that big a surprise. They sucked none the less...oh, I get ahead of myself...Let's start at the beginning...
We stayed at the Depot - the hotel had a deal for runners - it was a nice hotel and good to bring the boys to. Next year, I will have a bed to myself, even if I have to get two hotel rooms! This boy is such a BED HOG! These are not queen beds like they said they were...Water park was fun and we had a nice dinner. Boys had not really been to a hotel, so they loved it.
I got up about 5:30 cause I just could not sleep anymore. This is when I realized I didn't have the valve dealy for my water pack. Urrrrrrggggghhhhh. I did not forget anything else. Anyway, I got coffee and then walked over to the light transit train station. It was still really dark and I walked quickly though did not really feel scared, but hey - I am now a country girl! Got my train ticket and train showed up exactly on time. Took only 15 minutes to get to the Minnehaha stop. One block over was 50th - just walked from there to Nokomis. About 12 blocks or maybe 10 minutes? I was happy to see this store - cause at that time of the morning, you are kinda wondering, did I really read that map right?