This was a great run. I think Nathan and I both had a great run. I know that I personally felt strong and was able to win that mental battle to keep going. I tied my best time which I think is really good since there were more hills on this course. Nathan came in at 30:33, and I came in at 32:08. Nathan wants it noted that he could have done it faster, but he took all of these great pictures with our camera while running.
The girls did really well too. They did not have chips so I am not certain what their time was, but I am guessing around 35 minutes. All I know is that it feels GOOD to beat them! I guess the training really does pay off. I don't care who you are, it is a huge boost to be faster than someone younger than you who should be leaving you in the dust. :)
You can see people wearing the Pink "In Memory of" or "In Celebration of" papers on their back. There were lots of kids running with "Mom" written on their backs. I wish you could have been here to see all the names and all the smiles. In every trial there is always hope and that is what today was about.
My favorite t-shirt of this race was a man who's shirt said, "What lies before us and behind us is nothing compared to what lies within us." Now that is one eternal truth we should all remember!