People watching in the parking area was hilarious! Serious runners sprinted by our car, off to retrieve their number. Others stood in the rain to stretch, talk to other runners, or to parade in their green St Patty's running wear. A few endomorphs walked by, instantly making us feel like we belonged.
Over 750 people beginning to move after hearing "GO!"
"GO!" yelled the official starter person, and we all started walking slowly... in the rain. After about a half mile, I warmed up and tied my coat around my waist, no longer noticing the rain. Plod plod plod. Mostly running, but some walking. At the half-way turn around was a man playing Scottish bagpipes. Made me want to run faster to get away from them, although they are a good instrument for the outdoors.
Jack was running ahead of me and met me at the finish line. I can't believe I finished and I wasn't the last person! I saw the lady who was last. She had a police car with its lights on trailing her, bringing up the end of the race.
Jack and Pam, Jack and Brenda. Pam is a cook at PGSchmidt. She and her husband agreed to do this with us!
I think my time was 39:20 and Jack's was 31:00. It was hard work, but I would do it again. Maybe the new mantra is "Two lines are fine in 2009!"