At 6:30, or so, we showed up for the Bellevue Ghost Half/Marathon. After a briefing about the course, we were given a little piece of paper with the directions for the course.
|So, where do we go?|
|Good-lookin' group of runners|
|I normally don't like posting unflattering pictures of myself, but this one cracks me up. It pretty much covers how I felt about attempting a second half marathon in one weekend.|
The race started just after 7:00, and the other racers left me in the dust by 7:05. That was JUST FINE by me, though. My legs were already hurting, and I was planning to walk the majority of the 13.1 miles anyway. I put on my headphones and looked to the sidewalk for course markers.
Truth be told, I got lost a couple of times despite the yellow and silver arrows and the directions in my pocket. Regardless, I got a walking tour of Bellevue, and I even met a marathoner who pulled over next to me after noticing my shirt. We chatted for a bit, and then she directed me to the street that I was supposed to be on.
|A little creepy|
|Mt. Rainier peaking over the trees|
|Shopping possibilities for after the race|
|Nice little run|
|Didn't love running alongside so many cars|
When I made it to the finish, my Garmin said I had gone 13.2 miles in 3:58:38. I didn't care that I was slow; I had just finished TWO half marathons! And, I finished first in my division. ;)