My friend, who teaches third grade, and I really enjoyed the "Motown" theme as
the 39th Annual Robie Creek 1/2 Marathon got underway!
Ya know that feeling of adrenaline ya feel as you first first walk into a quilt show? Well that's about what I was feeling right here on mile one! LOL! People lined the streets in support and
held crazy signs of encouragement! (I had no idea at this moment the reality of this poster!) I felt like I was part of a parade I didn't know I signed up for! The neighboorhood resistents lined the streets cheering, high fiving and ringing cow bells as we Robie Warriors gradually made our way through town towards to the
foothills mountain beyond.
The roads weaved upward and little did I know at this moment that the next 8 miles were only going to continue to incline. I started to receive texts of good luck from my family...
...unknowlingly, as we entered the gourge, that this would be my last
communication with anyone for the rest of the day.
The adredeline never seemed to wear off though, and I felt strong the whole journey.
As you can see, it was a beautiful 65degree day, and the miles went amazingly quick.
The Motown themed entertainment at each water stop kept me energized and smiling!
Though I will admit, reaching the Summit after NINE miles of uphill walking,
made me one very happy camper! WHEW!
And since I couldn't feel my legs anymore, the last four miles downhill,
where a numbing walk/jog through these wooded pathes below. LOL!
The race ends in the middle of a very rural area, thus it took two school bus rides to reach our cars.
As teachers, we never thought we'd look forward to sitting on a school bus for a half of hour.
I woke this morning to all your comments/emails of good wishes and wanted to say THANK YOU for your genuine support! Today will find me admiring the "token" t-shirt (which we plan to wear to school tomorrow) and successful race time of 3:24:01. I'm looking forward to some slow stitching as I watch a movie or two. I'll manage to "wobble" around to get some laundry done and enjoy a bit of sewing in my new happy sewing place. Can't think of a better recovery day than that!