While we were getting to the starting corrals, my Hubby uncarred the kids and walked over.
It was a crowded race. It took me almost 10 minutes to cross the Start Line. I mean, there were a ton of people.
I ran until the water stop at 2.5 miles. And I felt like a pro going through the water stop. I grabbed two cups--poured one on my head and took a sip from the other. There were 10 water tables, so I grabbed another cup off the last table for one more sip. It was so hot for Minnesota in March. Honestly, I think it was 70. That's a nice summer day here, never mind early spring.
I felt like a professional racer, like my sister-in-law, who takes pictures during all of her races.
After the water stop is when I noticed the watch had "stopped working." I have no idea what happened: how it got to the compass or how to get it back to the main screen. I wanted to see my time, distance, and pace. I now know to lock the bezel, but seriously, whose stupid design is it that will change screens like that? I walked some right after the water stop to fix the view. I couldn't figure it out, so I got disgusted and ran. Then got to a "huge hill" and walked a bit more.
I texted my Hubby at 5k to tell him where I was. That must've been about the time my Sister was finishing. Then I hoofed it to the end. It was fun to see them all cheering close to the finish line. The kids didn't get to run the last bit with me--too crowded. But I did give our Oldest Daughter a High 5 as I ran by.
Trying to find the medals and water
Close up of the medal
Because the watch "stopped working," I wasn't sure what my time was. It was exactly an hour when I crossed the finish line, but with all the time waiting to start, I didn't know how I'd done. When I got the results email in the afternoon, I was super excited to see 49:46! 14 seconds faster than my goal. And it would've been even faster, but that stupid Garmin!
It was a fun race. I feel like I did great. I'm looking forward to the Get in Gear 10k in April!