Country Music Marathon 4/26/2008
I was awake since about 3am, but I guess Laura slept even less. We had some toast and got in the van about 5:15 am and had to go about 7 miles to the LP field in Nashville. That was the where the finish line was and the last bus was leaving to the start line at 6am for the 7am start. We sat in traffic for over an hour. We were totally freaking out. We finally get to the field thinking we have missed the race, and luckily there is still a bus to take us to the starting line. They dropped us off where there were no people and we were starting to think we were going to race by ourselves, but then we saw the masses of people. Our corral hadn't even started yet, so we technically weren't even late. It was a fun race, the hardest and longest run I have done so far, but I am pretty pleased with how we did. I finished with a time of 2:10 which is just barely under 10 minute miles, so I was pretty happy. There was about 30,000 people running, so it created a lot of energy, but also it was hard to run in some places with so many people, but we got to see a lot of downtown Nashville and overall it felt great (though my legs were jello for the rest of the day). Thats all I can write now, but if you want a better more detailed version, check this out.
Here is the fam at TGIFridays before we drove home (two potty breaks, one stop at Wendy's with a change of pants, and one baby with a fever later)