|no, its NOT warm! 48* water temp...|
|1Red shoe realty - post polar plunge!|
I left work early Friday to get to the expo before it closed. Of course the drive took longer than I wanted it to, and I was quite excited to get there... Luckily I carpooled with Steve who drove, and I *maybe* had a red oak or 2 on the way which took off the edge... ;)
Made it to the expo and picked up our bibs along with Mike's and Dave's who left later than we did. We met up with them later that night.
Met up with a group of friends for dinner Lee, Ginger, Duke, Missy and Steve. Ginger made some great spaghetti for a pre run feast. Good food and friends! Great way to start the weekend!
Checked into the Breakers hotel late, and got a few hours of sleep before the run.
I met up with the NCRC group downstairs and walked to the start line. It was cold. As we were leaving I said, lets get this run out of the way so we can enjoy the weekend - lol! I knew it was going to hurt. My mileage had been down all winter and I haven't run more than 10 miles since CR24 in November. The walking helped to keep us warmed up for the run, but still, it was cold.
|I like that vac n dash takes pics!! :D|
I started off slow for that first mile to warm up, then found a good pace right around 8:30-8:45. Had the chance to run with some fun peeps! Laughed, ran, and sang. Doesn't get much better! Tried to keep up with Mike Walsh but he had it goin on and took off. Ended up running most of it on my own - aside from the first few miles with NCRC folks.
|Rebecca, Sally and Dave at the finish|
|Erika, Jenn, Rebecca and I|
|Duke, Me, Lee, Stephen, Steve, Ginger and Mark - MTC!|
I waited at the finish line to see if that other girl was going to finish but never saw her... :( I did see Paula, Jenn and Steve finish right around that 2:00 mark. :)
|Jerry, Mark, Steve, Duke, Stephen, Lee and Dave|
|Olga, Dave (laughing), Rebecca, Blanca, Bill, Charles, Steve and me|
|This girl is da best <3 :)|
|proof! Dave, Olga, me and Rebecca|
After that wade into the ocean it was run to the jacuzzi. Ahh yes....... started to doze off til Dave said - lets jump into the unheated pool. You know me, I'm up for a challenge... It was there, it wanted to... So we did. It was colder than the ocean!!!! o_o And we did it, not once but twice for good measure - lol! The crazy things we do to feel alive. :D it hurt but in a crazy awesome kind of a way...
|Paula, me, Dave, Elizabeth, Jenn and Rebecca - Cheers! :D|
|Jenn, myself, Dave and George and I "dancing" LOL!!|
We were starved, and it was only about 11:00 but all the food establishments nearby were closed. So we all went to bed and got up early and hit the breakfast buffet across the street before heading home.
|Air hockey competition - who was the champion? PAULA!|
Til the next race, cheers!
|me, a pole, a medal, and restrooms. lol!|