|Quiet sunrise drive to Ocala, FL|
|This guy was on my porch to wish me good luck|
|At the start line, way in the back|
The hill is right around Mile 1, and I was doing good, feeling good, then I got passed by an old guy.
|This is not the old guy - this is Douche Dude! More about him later....|
|He was nice enough to say "hi" as he passed me, at least|
|I love this shot with the sun and the flags|
|You can't really see it, but thar's ICE in that thar cup!|
|Douche Dude in full gallop|
Near the end, "Mary Mac" by Off Kilter came on, so I decided that I would just run as much as I could. I finished pretty much the whole song, which is a win for me. (Of course, as soon as I slowed down, Douche Dude came sprinting by...)
Finally, though, we got near the school bus depot, and I could see the finish line. I knew I was close.
|Yay! Mile 3 means I'm almost done!|
I still got my finish line photo and stuck around for the awards, then made my way to the car to change (I love my a.n.a. maxi skirt from JCPenney's! So easy to change without needing a pottie).
|Yes, those are my arms, making their debut appearance in a tank top!|
|Hello, Mr. Highway Patrol Officer. I'm not speeding...|
So, would I do this race a third time? Probably. It's a nice reliable race, with only one hill. I do wish they had more water stops (one stop in June with 100% humidity is really stupid and unsafe). Also, I want them to go back to tech tees - this year they had regular tees, and not a lot of good swag like last year. (Though I did get a few cool color-changing cups from Taylor College!)
|When you fill it with cold stuff, it turns blue (makes lemonade look green)|