I got up and felt strong. The girls came with me to the race, since we were getting new phones after the race. It. Was. So. Hot.
The girls' teacher and his wife were there. The nerve! Aren't teachers supposed to crawl into a hole and never be seen outside of school? Anyhoo, I was right on pace with the teacher for the entire race. He wound up finishing a few seconds ahead of me.
This race was not pleasant. I'm carrying around about 10 extra pounds that I can't seem to find the give-a-damn to lose. Plus, it was HOT!
And, I really didn't want to let the teacher beat me! But, I walked to drink my water and he didn't, and I never caught him again.
Ah, well, I finished it in 26:50, 1st in my age group (out of 1). Then, I got my very first post-race massage. Wow! Why, oh why, have I always passed these up before?
Oh, the teachers' wife won overall female finisher. She ran the thing in 20:13. Impressive.
Just an uneventful race, and a chance to catch up with some other runners from the area.