Good morning! And it is a really good morning around the Amanda FancyOatmeal house. It was one of those “I’ve accomplished more before sunup than most have before noon” kind of mornings. Of course I’ve exaggerated a bit, but my little family and I participated in the 2011 Ele’s Place Race.
The venue was ready:
And we were ready!!!
The route for this race was pretty simple, and since I grew up in the area I knew that layout wouldn’t be super challenging; no majors hills. Although I had forgotten about the farm that was across the street from the starting line. On the way back, I definitely detected the fresh scent of horses. I guess they aren’t the only ones with G.I. issues around race day.
I was pretty pleased with my performances. I set a new PR of 26:30, and an average pace of 8:33. I cam in 93rd place out of 1600. So yea, that’s pretty cool, and the weather was not.
And thank God for the food table after the race. It was filled with bagels and fruit: apples, bananas, cups of blueberries.
And now if you’ll excuse me, Dear Hubby and I are treating ourselves to a 3D viewing of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II.”