This morning was my first non-virtual race of the year. The plan was to volunteer beforehand and then pace my clients. I’m not sure I’ve ever had so much fun at a race!
I worked packet pickup, but ended up being the door holder with C.Mom at the entry to the restaurant. Holy 1.5 hours of cold wind! I was dressed a bit warm to run, but not nearly warm enough for where I was standing. I had a great time and loved the opportunity to talk to C.Mom as I hadn’t really seen her since I paced her at the half marathon last fall, but I was so cold I was shaking uncontrollably and I lost feeling in my feet. I did get to see Dash and Emily (who totally rocked the race.)
I met up with my clients and my assistant coach, C, right before the race. C was racing it and then going to swing back and finish with us. The rest of us headed out at a nice pace and took the hill in stride (this is a great race for negative splits LOL.) At about a mile, one of my runners was running really strong, so she and I forged ahead. She held a great pace the whole way and kicked it in for about a 31 minute finish! C grabbed the other two and they raced in just a minute or so behind us! Woohoo!!! I’m so proud of all of them!
By the time I got home, one of my clients had already emailed us all about running another race in early March. Welcome to endorphins, my drug of choice. ;o)