Mr. Boo escorted me to this race. We hung out at World of Beer (WOB) in the Brewery District for a few minutes before the race started...there was SO MUCH GREEN!!!
T minus 2 minutes!
The sun must have been out in this picture...squinty eyes! If you look carefully, you can see Mr. Boo's reflection in the window as he's taking the picture. I must admit, I love my green gear. My shirt says "I'm not Irish but kiss me anyway!" I bought a shamrock bandanna and decided to wear it as a scarf, of sorts, to keep my neck warm! It was SO COLD outside...in the 30s. I was a little bummed that I forgot to wear some St. Patty's Day socks.
Kickin' butt at the finish!
This race was set up as the same route out and in...1.55 miles out, 1.55 miles in. It went south on Front Street from WOB and turned on Whittier to go along the Scioto River. It's always nice to run by water. Just as we approached the river, there was a decline (which meant incline on the way back!). Before I reached the 2 mile mark, I had to stop to tie my stinkin' shoe! I briefly lost my mojo but recovered from the loss very quickly.
After I conquered the previously mentioned incline, I approached the long, gradual incline which was much worse! I seriously thought I was going to throw up. The only thing that kept me going was Busta Rhymes telling me to nod my head and break my neck :) (thank you Ludacris station on Pandora). After finishing, I decided to give my drink ticket to a random person. I felt like I might throw up if I had a beer!
Here were my mile splits:
-Mile 1- 8:25
-Mile 2- 8:38
-Mile 3- 8:41
-Last 0.12 miles- 7:29
Thanks, Boo, for coming to support me during your normal nap time!
Next Race: Glo Run on April 6th!