my first virtual race update

i finished

MCM MAMA’s ‘Mama Goes Masters’ Virtual Race .

last night! I had a great time despite some of my obstacles…

here’s me at the start of my race holding my race bib. the race director forgot to pack safety pins in the packet– i bet he is getting a lot of complaints!

as you can see, i am wearing my “official race gear.” no race is complete w/out my purple jersey! i decided to join this race not only because i wanted to celebrate mama’s 40th birthday, but also because 1) i have never ran a virtual race 2) i had the option of doing 4.0 miles 3) conveniently, my team practices on wednesday nights and does a 4 mile run! how perfect for me! so unlike most of my fellow racers i actually had my team out there.

i have been suffering from some shin splints for awhile now and julia, a first-time participant, needed a running partner so it was pretty perfect for both of us because i needed to run a slower pace. she’s not that slow actually and ran an awesome 4 miles! she recently started a blog as well, stop by

saving lives one mile at a time

and check her out!
here we are mid run:
Photobucket i’m extremely short so she is squatting down as much as she could. 🙂

the run was good and the conversation was better, before we knew it we were at the “finish line.” woohoo!
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i don’t have an official time because my garmin finally went out 🙁 good thing i had a race chip on– maybe the race director can figure it out! 🙂