That’s us at the finish line!
Yes – we did it and we had a GREAT TIME and we’re already talking about doing it again next year with more FIA’s from our group…YAY!!!! And yes – that’s yours truly on the right with a beer in her hand…ha ha! Priorities right!?
I never thought that getting up at 2AM would actually be so easy, but when my alarm went off Saturday morning I was ready to go! I jumped in the shower and rolled out to meet my team at 3:00. We loaded up into our SUV (Thanks to Lisa and her Hubby, Jordan our driver) and headed up to Monks Corner.
That’s us before we started the race, gotta love a selfie stick!!
We sent our first runner off at 4:40am for a “short” 8.6 mile jaunt and she absolutely rocked it out! Most of the first legs were on the longer side so we were able to have fun and meet each runner half way to cheer them on and then give them a last push for their last mile. My first leg wasn’t a long one, 3.5 miles but for some reason I struggled through it big time! I don’t usually have an issue running up to 4 miles so when I was struggling half way through I wasn’t sure what was going on. When I got back to the team I checked my time and it turns out I was running an 8.6 min/mile…..UM SAY WHAT!? I’ve never run less than a 10 min/mile pace EVER…so now I understand why I was struggling! Clearly I need to learn how to set a pace and stick to it…ha ha!
Lisa & I having fun on our handoff
We continued through Mt. Pleasant and into downtown Charleston before I took the last leg for the team. Of course I had to go back over the Ravenel Bridge into Patriots Point to finish the race and let me tell you….THAT BRIDGE KICKED MY BOOTY….but I owned it….no 8.6 min/mile pace there though, ha h! I did run the full 5.5 miles (which I’ve never done before) and my team joined me to all cross the finish line together.
It was such an amazing day and I will never forget it! New friendships were made and experiences that will last a lifetime!
Thank you to my teammates for pushing me and being there to cheer me on, I wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!