Saturday, January 1, 2011
Happy New Year..and..Polar Dash Recap!
It was a big race and the course followed the East River Road on the Mississippi River. It was a pretty tough 1.5 mile out and back course with several steep hills. The first half was mostly uphill which made a nice downhill return for the second half. The route was mile 20 something of the Twin Cities Marathon Course....and that brought back some crazy memories of last October!
The only expectation that I had for this race was to finish. I was very happy because I ran a whole mile without a walk break and there was NO hip pain. I started walking shortly after mile one because my calves were cramping. For the remainder of the race I did a run/walk combo resulting in a strong finish.
After the race we headed home to a warm house and some ginormous mimosas (My champagne flutes went MIA so we drank them out of fishbowl wine glasses). 2011 is off to a great start! Cheers!!!
Oh Yeah, I decided to join the group at Run for the BLING of it. This is a race challenge to complete 12 races in 2011. It is really cool to read about people who have the same goal.