Recap of races:
9 1/2 marathons
1 Full marathon
1 20 K
2 10 Ks
Couple of 5 Ks
3 sprint TRIs
1 almost half Ironman (swim canceled) so .. 69.1 miler.. ha
|Us at the Beau|
Race morning came early! We had to catch a shuttle right outside our hotel no later than 5:45am to take us to the start line since we would run back to the finish line that was directly across from our hotel. I was hoping we would run into my friend Robbie who was also doing the half... and we did... :<>)
We all quickly warmed up when the race started. But never got really hot because the temperature only warmed up to 47 degrees by the time I finished.
I was glad the race was over..... my big toe joint was killing me and for some crazy reason I developed two blisters on my foot. Seems no matter the socks or shoes I try... I still get blisters. And the course change this year taking us on the overpass bridge that was a complete slant really aggravated those blisters. grrrrrrrrr
They always have a ton of food items after the race. It's one of the biggest after parties that I've seen at a race. Check out the booths:
We all 3 quickly showered and headed back to Mississippi. It had snowed on Friday and I was hoping there was still some snow on the ground..... and guess what?? there was a little...
Got a picture in my backyard with my medal on the snow/ice that hadn't melted completely. Who would have thought the Soak of the Run race in Mississippi would be the same weekend we'd get snow? It's RARE to get 5-6 inches of snow in MISSISSIPPI! And boy it was beautiful. I'll have to make a post with some of my pictures. It could be several years before we see that much snow again.
Well, that's a wrap for my 2017 races. I'm having bladder surgery next week and will not be allowed to run for 4 weeks. My plan is just to try to enjoy the holidays as much as possible and recover after surgery. The holidays are going to be tough for us. But I know with God's help we can get through it.
MISSING JIM HE WAS THE BEST FATHER-IN-LAW
MISSING DREW - WONDERFUL, SWEET STEP-SON
P.S. --- IT'S TIME TO START THINKING OF 2018 GOALS...
|Going into the hospital...check out the crowd!|
|My daughter.. love her!|
|My mom and daughter after they finished the 5K.|
|Her name is Erin so of course she got a picture with the big E|
|Elizabeth finishing her first half marathon with Sunshine's help.|
|Erin, Me and Mom took a carriage ride back to the Peabody... so cool.|
|In front of the giant Christmas tree at the Peabody.|
|My crazy mom.|
|This is what it's all about!!!! Every time I run through the campus of St. Jude Hospital I have tears flowing.|
|THIS WAS THE TOTAL RAISED BY ALL HEROES!|
|My time.... not too bad considering my training has been mostly walking for several months... ha and I took videos along the way. Here's the link to the video I made:|
St. Jude Memphis weekend 2017 Team R4TK
Looking forward to 2018 with Team R4TK. Stay tuned for fundraisers we'll be having during the year to help us reach our hero goals. :<>)
What better way to do the weekend than with a race at the beach? Only probably was that no matter how beautiful it was looking out ...