|This is the Kemah bridge! Ack!!! (source)|
|Me and the Hubs waiting for the race to start|
A little background info…
M is the crazy woman who got me started in this running nonsense to begin with. When we met back in 2000, she was training for the Houston Marathon (her 1st). I was the annoying non-runner who asked all those dumb questions - "How far is the Houston Marathon?" and "How far is the marathon in Boston?". To be honest, I had no idea Houston even had a marathon. And, I thought M was crazy for wanting to run that far…God knows, I had absolutely no desire to run a marathon. My, how things change!
So anyway, we chatted for a bit and made our way to the starting line. The Hubs and his friend made their way closer to the front. M and I knew our place in the pecking order – toward the back! M has taken a hiatus from running for the past 8 years while starting a family. This is her intro back into the world of running. With my recovery from the great hip injury of 2012, I knew I had no business trying to PR on a course with FOUR passes over a bridge, so I knew we were going to just have fun with this event.
|The view of the marina...the picture doesn't do it justice!|
|Me with M after the race with our bling!!!|
And, one of the perks of doing this race is the bling….
|This race knows how to give good bling!|
There was a great post-race party complete with breakfast tacos, ice cream and muscle milk. (Sorry guys, no beer..boo!) I grabbed a strawberry popsicle and we headed home. We are all looking forward to the next race in the series – the Toughest 10K Galveston next month, where we have to conquer this bad boy….
|Sorry for the bad, borrowed pic...but, you get the idea. It's not as steep, but it's loooooooong!!!|
Tis the season! What races do you have coming up?