|Bib and 2 tech shirts|
|5k time 35:25|
The Best Western was awesome and had bagged breakfasts packed for all the runners and the continental breakfast was open. We heard the traffic and parking was going to be crappy but we got there super fast and had great parking. We hung out in the car to keep warm and hit the porto potties a few times. The race was going to start at 7am so just before we headed to the start line. Danielle to the middle and Trish and I had decided to stick together since we have a similar pace and both do the 3:1 run/walk method.
|Trish and I at the start|
|Fellow Toughie but I was too shy to say Hi lol|
We took off running and we were having a great time. Frederick is beautiful I must say. We went through the down town and some suburbs before I even realized I wasn't taking pictures. Trish and I were cruising having fun and making great time. Trish mentioned how we were going faster than she had ever had before. Just before the half way mark we started running past a gorgeous park and some of the most beautiful houses I have ever seen.
Around now is when Trish (who is diabetic) realized her sugar was way too high. And then it crashed down way to low. I can admit now I was FREAKING OUT INSIDE! I had no idea what to do. Should I make her stop? Should I find a medic? I figured she has lived with this for ever so I would let her tell me what she wanted/needed. She ate some stuff and we walked more now but can I say she was a rock star.....still chatting up the spectators and the other runners. We were having a blast. She kept telling me I could go off without her but I would never do that. Our plan from the beginning was sot stick together and now with her not feeling well I doubly couldn't leave her. I would spend the rest of the race wondering if she was OK. The course was still lovely and we even met a friend Megan. She was fun, I love meeting people on the race course.
We got back onto the track for the final quarter of a mile and we ran it out. We even sprinted to the end to pass some guy that was ahead of us. Danielle was at the finish line waiting for us of course.
|That is Megan in the middle - she was awesome!! I just wish this picture came out better LOL|
|Not sure what happened here but I like this picture :)|
We headed back to the hotel to shower and we all headed our separate ways. Trish went home, Danielle went to visit her son on her way home and I went to the airpot. All in all it was s super fun weekend. Frederick was a great race and I will do it again one year.....but not 2015 as I will be heading back to The Flying Pig!!!