And we are actually in Canada at our cottage! Yay! As we were driving up on Friday it occurred to us that there might be a Canada day race around. A quick Internet search found us The Limestone Mile in Kingston, Ontario. Great location as it was only about an hour's drive & had race day registration. Not exactly my distance but definitely the preferred distance of Thing 1& Thing 2.
This guy is seriously fast! 2:10:47 marathoner! That's a 5 minute mile for an entire marathon! And very nice too. Cheered on all the kids as they ran by.
The kids race went off first. There were even a couple of toddlers under 2 that finished the entire distance! It was stinkin' cute!
Next it was time for the women to line up. Dylan challenged us to run under 5 minutes. Haha. Funny guy. There were 2 separate and distinct groups lining up. The fasties & the 'oh my god, what was I thinking' groups. Clearly, I was glad there were others like me in the latter group!
Before I knew it we were being counted down and we were off.
The pace was fast & I took off as best I could. Somewhere in the middle of the slow group. It was a 2 loop course and I held my spot through the first. Thing 2 was yelling at me to pick up my knees....it's his pet peeve about my running form. I tried and I will admit it does help me run faster. About a kilometre in I started gaining on a couple women in front of me and was able to pass them and hold on to it! Yay! No one passed me the entire race & my pace hurt but I didn't want to die like I did in the indoor track mile I did in the winter.
Crossed the line in 8:17!
Not speedy by any stretch of the imagination but respectable. I'll take it.
Thing 1 & 2 ran too. They are not happy with their times so I will leave that out. But they had fun & also thought having Dylan there was pretty cool.
Can you believe I forgot to take a picture of myself????? There was a photographer there, if I find any on the race site later I'll add them :)