I was #1204 out of 1295 overall, and 110 out of 118 in my age group. Official finish time was 45:01.
The weather started out feeling relatively warm, for 34 degrees. It got chilly, though, when the sun hid behind clouds about half an hour before the start.
I ran it with a lovely lady named Lisa, who speed-walked next to me almost the entire time. I had 3 brief walks - one at one mile, one at the water stop (needed the stop more than the water!) and one at a big hill at almost 2.5 miles. I ran all the rest!! It was like having a pacer with me the whole time - what a blessing that was!! This was my second fastest 5K of all time, I think. After the race we had pasta, rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and hot cocoa. There was beer, too, but I’m not a beer drinker.
This was one of the most fun times I’ve had at a race! Ran into several people I knew, had a great time cheering the early leaders when they passed us on the way back, and actually got to stick around for the post-race activities (I don’t usually have time to hang out afterward). It was wonderful! Hope to meet up with Lisa again at future races!!
This is a line of little snowmen on the edge of the restaurant patio. The parking lot of the restaurant was where the tents were set up for post-race food. So cute!