Conditions: Rain at the start, then nice cool temperatures.
Summary: I pulled my back a week and a half earlier. It was so bad, not only did I not go to work a day or two, I could not run. I couldn’t even bend over to put shoes on. I am very pleased with this time considering I was really ‘down for the count.’ I traveled here with Anna, Stacey and Bekkah. Stacey did a mini evaluation on race day and returned a, ‘you can do it, just take it easy.’ Me: but can you put my shoes on for me?! I was prepared to DNF if needed, but the slow pace actually helped loosen me up a little. Took it super easy and finished. These Rock ‘n’ Roll races are something else. They draw ‘new runners.’ At mile 11, I saw a woman that didn’t want to spend 5 minutes going to the bathroom so she _______ herself. What’s the matter with people?! Disgusting and something I will never forget.