First up - the entire reason we went out..........the Napa to Sonoma 1/2 Marathon!!!
Here's the full Team Connecticut Winers - which is a mix of 1/2 Marathon team and 5k Team: We all met up to pick up our bibs!
This is the course map. Holy Crap!
And - I had to take a picture of my gear plus my RFR shirt!!
Of course - the night before the race - I didn't sleep. I kept anticipating alarm so I was up at 11pm, 2am, 4am and finally 4:45am when the alarm sounded!
We had to meet the shuttle at 5:45am in our hotel lobby and Jill, Cindy and I were SO HAPPY the hotel put out coffee for us!!!!!!!! Yahooo!!!!!!!
I was looking for some extra help with my run. Cindy and I put these wings on our sneakers!
These are just SOME of the runners lining up to start! See all the way in the distance -
that itty bitty white sign? That was the START! I believe there were over 3,000 runners.
Here's our 1/2 Marathon team.........just waiting to get started!!
Pat, Melissa, Kathy, Carol, Sharon, Jill, Cindy and ME!
We hit the starting gate about 4 minutes after the first people to leave did. I felt REALLY good throughout the majority of the race UNTIL mile 11..........ugh - that was hard!
At Mile 12 I texted my hubby so he could expect me within 10 minutes because I asked him to video me! Then at about 12.65 miles - my phone battery died....no music, no Map My Run.....no nothing but me to finish! And here's the short video! I loved hearing our friend Armen and Dede (along w/ my hubby) cheering me on!
Not a quality picture - but a smile of relief that the finish line was just a few hundred feet in front of me!
After the run - I had to put on my Running for Rescues shirt with everyone who donated names on it!
Running for Rescues!
But, I'm sticking to my guns.....ONE AND DONE! There was a lot of pain associated with this run and I know my limits!
If you stuck with me through this post - thanks!!!!!! And if you donated.......thanks!!!!!!! And if you cheered me on..........thanks!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for your visit!