Today’s race is at the Peoria Chief’s baseball stadium and the race raises money to send care packages to the troops.
This 4 Mile race loops around the stadium and finishes near home plate. It was melting hot today. We met up with some of our friends: Jo, Drew and Carrie!
Some pictures before the race.
Me, Rob and Drew.
Me and Carrie.
Flexin’ 🙂 Care for a ticket to our “gun show”?
Carrie was a our pit crew for this race due to her sinuses. Rob ended up also joining the pit crew last-minute because his stomach wasn’t well today. Turned out to be the right move because it was so blistering hot. I was miserable and I knew that Rob would have gotten sick.
Since the race laps around I got to see Rob and Carrie a few times. I was too busy melting in the sun to be able to mutter much back to them. I was lead female up to 3.5 miles. Rob was great with the cheering and also with information about how far off the other ladies were. I couldn’t muster any more energy though and ended up 2nd female overall and 1st in my Age Group!
Coming into the finish.
An article mentioning my 2nd female place in the race.
My award is a tiny bat with some Peoria Cheifs’ signatures on it.
Me attempting to pose like I’m swinging a bat, but I have no clue how to stand. 😉
And for the heck of it, an attempt of me to look menacing with my bat. LOL!
Up close picture of the bat. I will be trying to make out who these names are in case any of them make to the Cubs!! 🙂
No PR today, 28:11. However, I had ZERO knee pain. I felt physically all there, I just melted too quickly in the heat this time. I hope that I’m able to speed it up at the upcoming races! 😀
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