I signed up with my Lightning Bolt team to run the 4.2 mile race to benifit the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Our coach had SOMEHOW kept track of all the races he's run and Pat's ended up being his 1000th.
Chrissie and I went down REALLY early to decorate the tent.
We had brought cream puffs for everyone on our team and all the friends of Coach Chris.
Teams weren't supposed to be set up where we were so random people kept coming up to our tent asking what we were about and taking our treats!!
One guy was a total mooch and thought all the sharpies we had sitting out were freebies. He took one!! All of us were just so stunned and didn't know what to say. The guy (who wasn't all there in the head) ended up walking away with one of those really cool clicky sharpies.
Because I hadn't really kept up with my distance training after Ragnar, I wasn't sure how I'd do.
It was a fun race. I'd never run that distance timed before, so I didn't really know what goal to go for.
Here were my results:
Carolyn Gardner #4225
Mesa, AZAge: 29 Gender: F
200 / 20640
8 / 10344
3 / 3098
Surprised? So was I.
The rest of our team did really well also. The Lightning Bolts took 6th place out of 303 teams.
(We've never acually yell that, just to be clear.)