Right after the 5k mark, we hit a few inclines. I let them slow me down more than I’d hoped, but still managed two decent miles: 8:59 and 9:02. With 1.2 miles, I knew I’d likely PR, so I picked up the speed as much as I could and did mile 6 in 8:22, followed by a flatout sprint for the remaining .2. I ended up finishing all by myself, so I didn’t have chance to pass anyone, but since I was the only one finishing at that point, I had a lot of spectators cheering for me as I raced to the end. I handed off my bib tag (no chips here) and looked at Garmin to find nearly a minute PR with 54:49!
After the race, we took the boys out to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. To get to it, you have to walk on a 7/8ths of a mile long breakwater. Shoo did a fabulous job walking all the way out and then up the lighthouse steps.
Then, in the way of 3 year olds, he suddenly needed to pee (there’s no potty option out there), so I got to carry him back as fast as I could walk. Thankfully, I’d taken my ergo carrier with me, so at least he was on my back and not in my arms.