It is extremely hard to try and write a race recap for RTB. I've been staring at the Blogger website for hours and I'm not quite sure where to begin.
Getting to run the last 1/2 mile along the beach with my team was the highlight of this race for me, though. All of us running together, side by side along the beach with the sun shining, was just indescribable. I am beyond proud of myself for the legs I did. After a solid WEEK of racing, I believe I averaged a 9:36 pace. And if my sleep deprived calculations are correct, I hit the 13.1 mark at 2:05...which would ironically, have been a PR.
For some reason I thought muscle fatigue was going to play a huge part in my runs, and I thought by my 3rd leg I would be toast, but that was not the case at all. I really surprised myself this weekend, and I need to keep reminding myself I am a runner, and just because I may not be running 7 minute miles (yet) doesn't mean I'm not a strong runner. Our team finished 26th out of 150 teams, and for having fun and not giving a damn, we did amazing. Without getting too mushy, let me just say I am truly proud to have been on Team Honey Badger this weekend. Every one of you was an inspiration to me, and I can't thank you enough for your support.