The race was going well until mile 11.5 in the race. Susan's foot caught a raised edge of the pavement and she went down super hard. Her head hit and her arm hit bad. I couldn't believe she was on the ground. She looked in so much pain and her disappointment was super great. I'm glad we stayed together so I could help her up. After some medical attention (people on bikes getting her ice), she wanted to walk to finish. I walked with her. She told me to run ahead and finish and I wouldn't leave her.
The huge bummer about this is she wanted me to run with her to pace her to have a faster half marathon. I didn't mind running with her because today I was just going for 20 miles running, not any personal records, plus I wouldn't want to try for a personal record time in this heat.
Her previous record was 2:39 and we were on track for a 2:25, which would have been a major PR for her. Next time.
It ended up that she broke her Humerus bone. Not so funny. She won't be able to swim for a while and she's an extremely competitive swimmer.
After the race I ran a couple more miles while she was in the medical tent. I did complete 20 that day, but the day just didn't seem fun anymore. I just feel so bad for her.
|I saw this street sign in our first 2 miles of the race. Too cool. It reminded me of my marathon coming up called Sunburst Marathon.|
|front of shirt|
|Bib with medal|
|back of shirt|
|A picture of some of the stuff in your packet. I do like getting biofreeze|
samples and other fun stuff.
|This is us after the race. She may have a smile, but she was in massive pain.|