Ermahgerd! I ran a race!
I had no idea what I could do in a race. I had no idea how my hip would hold up. I just planned on running and see where my feet would take me. As it turns out, my feet and hip still know how to race.
I didn't race balls-to-the-wall. I just went out and ran. I tried to keep my pace even and keep Dave in my sight. And I'd say I did a pretty good job of that.
Mile 1 - 7:39
Mile 2 - 7:48
Mile 3 - 7:44
My overall time was 23:33 and I came in just 30 seconds behind Dave. Oh, and I was the 18th female finisher. It's nowhere near where I was last year, but having broken my hip and taken the whole summer off, I'm pretty happy with my time. There's still life left in these legs and they're ready to start racing again.
**I wish I had some pictures. I don't think there was a photographer at the race and obviously, my paparazzi was racing with me.