|Walking around historic St. Charles before race start.|
It was super funny to see all the Santa's walking around. The race started by Frontier Park, which is where the Mo' Cowbell start is...
I got into the race corral pretty close to the race start. After the horn blew, we proceeded to the start line and I "tried" to run. There were soooo many walkers, it was so annoying. Also, this lady basically pushed me to get passed me. Really?? Chill the ef down, lady. Anyways, I didn't feel very merry. I then moved over to the sidewalk, and didn't have any more issues.
By the time we made it to the brick street, I had to run on the street because there were a lot of ped/observers on the sidewalk. It wasn't that bad because it wasn't as packed anymore. BUT, I kept looking down because I didn't want to trip, and missed all the cutesy of historic St. Charles.
I was so tired after mile one. I ran it in 9:04, which is faster than anything I've been doing lately. The uphill climb started after mile one. I wanted to walk so bad, but ran all of the hills and kept telling myself, you only have 2 miles left!! The last mile was the same last mile of the Mo' Cowbell Half Marathon. I was kind of laughing to myself because I was more tired here than I was on mile 12 of the Mo' Cowbell.
I finished in 29:02. Not even close to my PR. Oh well! I placed good though:
Age Group 30-39: 40/308
And I got to get my picture with a reindeer: