They didn't catch a photo of me starting in the front of the pack, but here's a photo of Diane starting the race. You can even see how foggy it was!
I started out the race with a few guys at the front. I had barely run a warm-up, because I just wasn't in the mood, and so I didn't want to push too terribly hard in the beginning. Somewhere in the second mile, I moved into 3rd place overall, and the top 4 places didn't change after that. #2 was usually just barely visible through the fog in front of me. I ran hard, but not quite all-out race effort. Just hard enough to sustain a more or less steady pace without making my lungs work so hard I would need the inhaler I was carrying. It's been hard to run much lately since I work all day on my feet and am pretty beat at the end of the day, so I wasn't entirely prepared to race, and since I was easily first place female anyway, there was really no reason to push really hard.
You can see that I did start putting in more effort towards the end of the race once I knew I would make it without getting hurt or needing my inhaler.
A great first 10k for Diane!
Waiting for the awards.
1st place female.
I won a water bottle full of chocolate.
First place female age 14 and under.
Sisters who run together...wear blue together?
Beer of champions?
I have a fridge-full of beer from work that I am slowly trying to work my way through.