This has been a busy weekend. Yesterday, hubby and I ran the Spirit of Gettysburg 5k in Gettysburg, PA. It was hot and uphill, but it went through the battle field, which was awesome, history geek that I am.
After heading home to shower and change, hubby and I headed to Baltimore,MD so I could run in the Baltimore Women's Classic 5k this morning. Yes, run another 5k. This makes three 5k races in 8 days and two back-to-back.
We got up early this morning to be at the festival by 7:25 a.m. I had my race packet and bib, so I didn't need anything ahead of time, but I wanted to get there early to check out the village and get set. While the walk over wasn't bad, standing around the festival village was warm. By the time the race started it was hot. Seriously hot. Which could partly be from the number of people participating, 2,200 pre-registered women and only women. The race announcer anticipated with day-of registration the total would reach 2,500, up from 1,800 last year.
So, at 8:00 a.m., we were off!
I am not visible in the above photo, but I am visible in the one below
The race curved around Key Highway
It was a really hot and humid day. I honestly wasn't sure I would finish it was so bad temperature-wise. I stopped at both water stops and walked a tad, which is not usual for me. I don't train with water stops, so I generally don't stop, but there was no way I would reach the finish line without some water, so I stopped. The last quarter mile brought us around the Inner Harbor to the finish line. It was picturesque, but I all I could think of was finishing!
And I failed to mention the FANTASTIC bag you get with this race. Check it out! I got a t-shirt AND a bag, plus a boat load of other cool things!
And I'm looking forward to running this again next year - June 26, 2010.