Sunday, December 26, 2010
I just found out about it a few days ago and along with Jen, decided to go for it. This morning it was bitter cold, 14 degrees, but I stuffed some hand warmers in my mittens, layered up (long underwear UNDER the running tights plus 3 layers on top) and headed to downtown Bangor.
I found Jen and we shivered and wondered why we thought this was a good idea.
Then I found Steph, home from Colorado!
We managed to get in under 30 minutes... 29:32 (9:28 pace) which is a miracle considering how hard it felt. For a few minutes after the race, we sat on the curb and chatted and I took off my hat and gloves and felt all warm and tingly, so immediately declared that the race was "fun" and we were "so glad we did it!"
Here is a little story on the news about today's race.
It took 30 minutes for my face to thaw out. (See red cheeks below.) By the time I got home, I was shivering again, but I took a hot shower that goes down as one of the top 10 showers of my life. It felt so so good.
So, that's a wrap, 2010! Coming soon: the running year in review, and race plans for 2011.