Red, White and BOOM takes place in Minneapolis on the 4th of July. This just happens to be the city my best friend since 7th grade resides. Match made in pancake making, adventure going, ice cream consuming heaven.
This race starts at 6:30 a.m. in downtown Minneapolis. The course is a very nice and scenic course along the river, neighborhoods, across some beautiful bridges with some amazing views and is relatively flat except for the few massive hills thrown in for giggles.
|See that big hill in the distance- it was twice as big to run up on the other side.|
|Cheering crew of the year!|
|This is way too much fun to be having at a race|
At one point during mile 11 as I was crossing a bridge with amazing views of the city I stopped and walked to take it all in and that is when it kind of hit me. My little self imposed journey of 30 half marathons was about to be over. I slowed down after that, I kind of didn't want it to be over for a minute. A big part of my life the last two years has been this goal and the thought of it being done was exciting and a little scary at the same time. I keep thinking "Now what?" I have a few ideas I am tossing around but that is for another post. Back to the race.
Any new goal suggestions?