Monday, Labor Day, the day America celebrates its labor force by letting government laborers have the day off I decided to labor through 13.1 miles. And it was an awesome, sweaty fun fest. D and I rolled out of bed at 4a.m. to make the hour and twenty minute drive to the Oak Brook area where the race was held. And we hit absolutely no traffic, so there is an up side to being on the road at 4:30 a.m. We got to the start line in plenty of time for parking, me to pick up my number and to weigh in at the Clydesdale table.
Now me and my lovely lady lumps have had mixed feeling about this category but I have decided to embrace it. I can compete with others who have junk in the trunk but I can not compete with the lean, mean fighting machines so I might as well join in the fun when the category exists. I have done many a 1/2 marathon at this point (have even placed in my age group in non-Clydesdale- super small race) and the Clydesdale categories are all different. For this one any female over 135 pounds regardless of height was a Clydesdale. I see all kind of ridiculous with this but I also know females are weird about their weight (myself included) so if I jump on the scale and declare it loud and proud, I know most others won't and that means......placing which I think is pretty darn cool.
|Thumbs up for Clydesdale|
But I was not the only one rocking a sweet outfit. See my smiling face, now look to the right. Check out those tiny shorts on that man. Absolutely terrifying. Someone should get him a skirt.
|Number one on the list is all the people waiting for the porta potties. And I will agree that if you think about it too long it is disturbing.|
|I think also on the list are 4a.m. wake-ups and standing around for several hours while your wife runs.|
8 11:34 (eat some gu/ walk a hill)
12 11:56 (pit stop)
Pretty much the 11's line up with hills. Hills and I do not get along.
Oh and I placed 2nd in my Clydesdale division. Sup sweet plaque. You can come live at my house.
Overall a great race and a great day. I may not have pulled off a faster time but I felt better than I usually do after so that is something. My leg held up okay but is a little sore today. Back to icing in preparation for the Crystal Lake 1/2 on Sunday.