OKC Memorial Half Marathon
|Welcome to my life, Siri.|
|Bible verse the morning of.|
Thanks God for the reminder!
|Red socks were sold out so I had to use red sharpie. |
Sometimes the ghetto version is better!
|Coach Ryan taught us this trick -|
when it's cold pre-race, wear a garbage bag!
In light of the Boston Marathon bombing a month prior, singing the National Anthem had special significance. This was the first time I heard several choppers buzzing around while I sang. Although it was early and chilly, I think the performance went well!
I loved winding through downtown OKC with a barrage of people. I almost felt like I was part of a river of people with a momentum propelling me forward.
My favorite part would have to be all of the wonderful volunteers and spectators cheering on the runners. It really helped me push through any fatigue.
|Thanks for the pic, Coach Ryan!|
I felt FANTASTIC through mile 6. At mile 10 I hit a bit of a wall and wanted to slow down. Thankfully my running buddy JoLynn helped keep me motivated. At mile 11 I got a second wind. Not only did I pick up the pace but I helped motivate others. I literally told other runners, "we're almost done! Great job!".
|Yeah, I'm cheap. I took a screenshot.|
|All we want is chocolate milk!|
|I met the REAL Astronaut John at PRO BIKE.|
He was the first Native American in Space! Nerd moment.
|Earlier in the spring over the Scissortail bridge in OKC.|
|Flooded farm in Yukon AFTER the May 31 tornado. I love riding my bike in the country.|
Tour de Cure
|Bike buddies! I rode with Victoria for the first 5-10 miles.|
"Tour de Cure" is a ride (not a race) that raises money for the American Diabetes Association. This year's tour took place on Saturday, June 22. Due to my lack of training I chose a safer distance of 30 miles. I am glad I did because it was a bit windy!
There were 3 major highlights of the tour.
1. The awesome water stop hosted by "My Dentist." This stop had everything! Fruit and cucumber waters, fruit on a stick and even gum (a luxury at water stops). They even hooked me up with free sunglasses!
2. Big Truck Tacos. Our tour included free food from this famous food truck. It was my first time trying the tacos and they were delicious!
3. UNICYCLE MAN. What.
I'm gearing up for the El Reno Triathlons this weekend! Saturday is a sprint distance and Sunday is the Olympic distance. Why two? Well, now that I have weekends off I can actually rest after racing! So I think I can handle two. We will see! I am excited.
|Glen Miller of the El Reno Tribune interviewed me!|
Check out the story here.
Have a great week everyone! Stay cool and stay classy!