The race was in Ames, Iowa and started in the parking lot of a mall. The weather was super muggy and around 80 some degrees. I was almost dreading running because of the humidity and hoped it would cool off even more, but it didn't. It was such a great feeling to finish this race because it was one of those that I wasn't sure I could run the entire way or finish.
Jason did an amazing job on this race and as a result got a new personal record. He finished this race in 26:15 and was 7th of 20 in his age group of 40-49. He was 51 of 109 Men and 74 of 241 people overall.
My final time was 29:13 and I placed 11 out of 37 in my age group of 30-39. I placed 39 of 132 Women and 110th of 241 runners overall.
|Here we are before the race taking a picture of ourselves. We were on our way to the hotel.|
|A picture of our room at the hotel.|
|The other part of our room.|
|Free pop all day as much as you want in the hotel lobby.|
|Free popcorn all day as much as you want.|
|Jason and I right before our race.|
|Our race numbers|
|Taking a picture of ourselves right before the race.|
|Our timing chips on our ankles.|
|The leader of the race.|
|All the pizza you could consume was at the end of the race!|
|Lots of cookies of all types from Cookies and More!|
|A final picture of us taken today on our way home from our mini trip. We had a great time! This is my last day at age 38.|