The race was at 7 am. I got up at 5:30 to make sure that I was able to "go" before the race (maybe TMI for some people, but pretty critical for a good race) =)
I was pretty jittery and nervous, so just decided to head over to the park at about 6:20 to get the feel of everything and hopefully calm down a bit. That worked a little, although I then realized how many Crazy serious runners were competing in this thing (some dressed in triathlon wetsuits, etc)
Pretty sunrise over the bayou
Where it all began
Transition area before the swim
Josh pushed Joel and Judah in the race
How fun is that??
Team Storey... and me before the start
...and here's us just minutes after finishing
(These two plowed past me in the swim!)
The run went really well - I achieved a new personal best 5K time at around 27 minutes. My total time was 32.59. I'll take that.
I won $50 in a raffle!!
Josh and I both placed 3rd in our age categories
(These arm band/carrier thingies were our prizes)
I guess the next stop from here is a sprint triathlon? Or maybe a 10K first...