You know me and my obsession with races. I love races. There's no cutting out early. You are inspired to give it your all by those around you, as well as the fact that your time will be published for all to see. It forces your training to stay on track! I love racing. And the cherry on top... BLING!!! Who doesn't love bling.
So on 1/1/11, the first day of the New Year, I was ready to log my first race for the Run for the Bling of It! Challenge (if you haven't signed up yet... go and do it now!).
The awesome, Libby Jones, decided that just one month after giving birth to her second baby girl, she would direct a brand new race so that we could all ring in the new year properly. She limited participation to 200 participants for this first year, and she sold out the race in just a couple months with no advertising... just Facebook word of mouth!
Whitney, Me, and Emily (Best sign-makers and friends EVER!)
Wait??? What was that last photo? Oh, it was Elaine handing me my prize for 2nd place Athena!!! I guess passing those couple of ladies in the last couple miles paid off! First time I've ever gotten any sort of award. Sweet... what a great way to start off the New Year!!! (And the funniest part is that Emily missed the photo, and made me go back up and re-pose with Elaine... I'm sure the other people waiting were stoked about that! )