I was able by the time this race arrived to be walking again so I had switched my marathon registration to the 5K race and was able to walk that. So cool that there was a finishing medal so that I could still complete a small part of a large goal I have and that goal is: To get a finishing medal from every state. When I made that goal I imagined that every finishing medal would be at least a 10K or above, most likely all half marathons and marathon finishing medals, however not this time. I'm grateful to be walking.
Pictures below are just a few that I took while in Charleston. I took at least 100 pictures of houses that I won't post here. I was able to slow and sometimes fast walk the 5K in a total time of 53:52, my slowest 5K to date, however I can say this, "I'm so grateful to be walking again that the joy I had from finishing this race felt as awesome as my first Half Marathon and almost as great as my first Marathon." Below are pictures to enjoy:
|A fun, cute and yummy restaurant.|
|Me holding a Stuffed, bacon wrapped massive shrimp that was|
|Jason and I outside the packet pickup place.|
|Together touring Charleston, taking a picture of ourselves.|
|Went on my first carriage ride ever. Here is our horse named Larry.|
|My race bib for the 5K|
|Jason and I the morning of the race.|
|Jason's Half Marathon racing bib.|
|Jason running in for a finish.|
|Our finishing medals.|
|Jason just finished the race and he was exhausted.|
|After some food, Mike and Jason posing for a picture.|
|Here we are from Left to Right: Jason, Me, Julie and Mike.|
All 4 of us completed our goals. Julie did her first marathon and even though I wanted to be running beside her, my heart was with her the entire time cheering her on.