Saturday morning was an early wake-up call to get to the 10k. I think our alarms were set for 2:45 and 3:00, but I didn't even need the second one! I was up and getting ready while Ray fell back asleep until the last minute. Thankfully I had braided my hair the night before, so I didn't have to worry about messing with that (I have temperamental hair). We were on the busses by 3:45, and I hung out with him in the bleachers at the finish until about 5:00, then headed to the corrals for the 5:30 start. Luckily I found some people to talk to most of the time, so it went by fairly quickly. I do wish I'd gotten their names, or at least bib numbers, but they were very nice! I was in Corral E, so I had a fair bit of time to wait since there were about 10 minutes in between corrals. When we walked up to the start line, we were joking about how someone probably already finished. I said it probably wouldn't be for another 10 minutes or so, since the first people usually come in around 45 minutes. Not two minutes later, Ray texted me "First person just finished, 34:34" so there went that theory! I was amazed. That such a fast, unimaginable time to me!
Anyway, we got to watch the fireworks (which I have a video of but it won't upload) and then we were off!
I ran for 8 minutes straight so I was happy about that! And I'm pretty sure I only took about 5 extra walk break minutes, which means that overall I only took about 1 extra walk break, since I skipped 4 in the beginning. After the White Rabbit I decided that I felt great running, and as much as I really wanted to get pictures with characters, I chose to just get pictures of them instead. I also didn't want a repeat of ToT where I was racing the pacers. Overall, this was a super super super amazing race. According to my Garmin, I went 6.44 miles in 1:33, a 14:26 pace. For some reason it shows that I was moving the whole time, even though I know I wasn't, but oh well! I never expected a PR, but I'm happy that my time wasn't too off from my normal 10k time. I would run this race again in a heartbeat if I had the chance, but from here I'm going to let the pictures do the talking. I believe they're all in order so you can figure out what happens when! You can click on most of the pictures to make them bigger. (The random other person is the wonderful lady who gave me my medal!)
Did you run the 10k? What did you think?