Lisa hosted a delightful pasta party last night and my friend Andrea C. and I did a little pump up routine in some 1970's orange track suits. Oh so fun! I came home feeling a little sick and thought I had a temp. No, off to bed. Up at 5:30 a.m. to a raining cool day. We made it to the start line. I was on the first leg with Lisa and her friend Kim. I was determined to run as long as I could with Lisa. So, I kept up for 4 plus miles at Lisa pace and had the fastest race of my life. I am super proud of myself. I honestly have no idea why I was faster. I tried not to beat myself up along the way which helped. I was honestly running on a little extra adrenaline from the rain. I had dedicated the race to my friend Amy who is the mother of fours girls. Her 2 year is ill and likely to be diagnosed with CF. I called her on Friday and told her I was running for her as a show of support. When it got hard, I just started thinking about Amy and how she is such a fighter. I may need to run all of my races for Amy. She helped.
Lisa, Kim and I hopped the Metro, grabbed coffee and a snack. We then Metroed all over the race to cheer for our teammates. We all met at the end and crossed the finish with our teams. It was a really fun event. I loved cheering for the Marathon and 1/2 marathon runners. I loved running with so many friends and seeing them feel really good about themselves. I loved running fast! It was a great day! I was so happy for a warm bath and a nap I can't tell you. I woke with a fever. Yuck! Sweet husband Peter took care of the kids all day and cooked a yummy dinner. He rocks! So, what's next. Peter and I are thinking about doing a Tri together in July. Oh, boy!