First of all, the race expo was ridiculous. 2 pm Saturday = wrong time to go. Wall-to-wall peeps. We had to get the hell out of there after a few minutes. I'm thinking that half of the 40,000 participants decided to pick up their race numbers at the same time as Mike.
We stayed at nearby Hyatt Mission Bay-about a 1-1/2 mile walk to the finish line.
The race started at 6:15 am, so myself, a friend (whose husband was running with Mike) and our 5 kiddos headed out of the hotel lobby at 7:30 am in the hopes of catching up with the boys and cheering them on through the finish line. The walk took a little longer than we thought, and I got the phone call at around 8 am in the Sea World parking lot...
"Hey, we're done (*panting*)... 1:45."
Me: "Oh my gosh!! Wow! That's a great time! That's a lot faster than you though you would do!"
My immediate reaction was surprise, and I was really impressed with Mike. After all, he pretty much flaked on a very basic (supposedly "intermediate") training plan and did *maybe* 2 10-milers in preparation for the race. Wow!!
Then I thought to myself... "Hey... Wait a minute. He flaked on a very basic training plan and *maybe* did 2 10-milers in preparation for the race. And he ran a 1:45. That's bullshit!!!" (Haha.)
The truth is that I'm a little bitter. But... Bitter in a lovable, proud, only slightly jealous way. He can't help it that he's a stud.
It's all good... I'll get you in September, my pretty. And your little 1:45 too.
|Congrats on a great race, honey! Official time 1:45:45... Overall Place-951, Division Place -129|