Yesterday, I ran the Dam to Dam 20K.
I worked the night before the race but got off early for a little pre-race carbing up.
T had already gotten started without me....
We had to be at our friend's house at 5:20 to catch a ride to the shuttle so I got up around 4:30 to prep some pre-race snacks.
T was dressed in his racing finest.
Best one liner of the race:
T: "I don't think I've ever pooped this early, I'm so nervous." HA!
We met Sandy and Katrisha at their house to ride together to the shuttle pick up.
We ran our first few miles in the low 9's! A little fast for us.
However, I felt pretty good. It was muggy so we hit every water stop. We also had a GU energy bite thingy around mile 4. I made a mix on my Ipod that turned out just perfect.
I was feeling really good and decided to kick it up a notch around mile 8 and cruised on ahead of Katrisha.
My goal was to finish under 2 hours.
When I crossed the finish line, the clock read around 1:58. I was so stoked I met my goal!!
Our official times came out last night:
T and Sandy stopped at every mile marker to take pictures with their friend Pauly. They also walked the last two miles. It was T's very first race and the longest he's ever run! I was so proud of him!
Post race I was on a food mission and T just wanted a shower so I hit the farmer's market for this:
Two homemade corn tortillas stuff with melted cheese topped with half bacon chorizo, half vegan chorizo, eggs, special sauce and onions.
I go to the Farmer's Market every Saturday just for these guys.
All in all, a great race!! So many firsts for T and me!