It was so great to see hoards of people on the sidelines, cheering us on and ringing cowbells. It was an awesome experience. My running partner almost gave up a few times, but I convinced her to hang on. If I was running alone, I don't know if I would have met my goals. However, I already have a new goal for my next race- breaking 30 minutes. This is probably do-able if I train more than 2.5 weeks. As of right now, I'm feeling pretty good, but that could also be the post race beers talking. It's amazing how big of a motivator a nice cold beer and some Olive Garden bread sticks are to running that last kick of the race at a faster clip. Oh, and you know, that whole stadium full of people cheering for you.
Some photos from the race for your enjoyment. (Ignore the beet red faces and smeared make up from morning clinicals)
Obligatory post-race cheesing with my medal.
Me and my P-I-C.
Sweaty hugs :)