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The Wicked 10K - It was really WICKED !!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fun race this weekend, but it sure lived up to it's name, lol. Wicked winds.
But nothing was going to stop the Devil Wearing Prada. Got to the race site at an hour before race started. Here's the finished costume, complete with sequin glasses and glitter running shoes.



Met up with SIL Dan, Sis and BFF Teresa, aren't we a silly looking bunch?


Heading to the starting line, it was very, very windy, ugghh, dreading the run. Off we went. DH snapped this pic as we ran by, way too many people. (Thanks DH for always being my biggest cheerleader)


It was hard to establish a good pace with all those people, weaving in and out, traffic jam at the first water stop, uggh, then ran 40 blocks into a 20 mph wind - the beginning of Hurricane Sandy, thank goodness the rain held out. Running into the wind was tough, couldn't find anyone to draft behind, lol, so I just kept running. Thought I was going to make my time goal, but dang it, I missed it by 2 minutes, I was so mad at myself, but hey, the conditions were certainly less than perfect, so I did my best. Finished 1:08:35, 274/614 in my age group, 4003/7264 overall.


The happy finishers, Sis, SIL Dan and I, glad to be out of the wind.

My BFF Teresa did the Monster Mile, way to go Teresa. The after party is usually held on the beach but thank goodness it was moved inside, we enjoyed chili in a bread bowl, yum and it was out of the wind.


Fun race, great family, great friends, and great party. It started to rain right after we left the party (and it's still raining). Then home for a nice long afternoon nap, snuggling with the kitties. Not the PR I hoped for, but still proud of my race efforts. Next stop, Norfolk Freedom Half Marathon, Nov. 11.
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JLITT62 11/8/2012 7:50AM

    Totally envious of your time! Great job!

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KANSASROSE67 11/6/2012 12:54PM

    Great job...and I love the costume!

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KAREN_NY 10/30/2012 5:01PM

    Love it!!

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LORI-K 10/30/2012 2:15PM

    FUN!!!! Way to go!!! And you look fabulous!
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LISAINMS 10/30/2012 1:17PM

    Great costume! I had a 5k that was freezing and windy on Saturday... wind just sucks the life out of my run. Good job on your time!

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SUEAZZI 10/30/2012 10:04AM

    Looked like a blast! Love the Devil Wears Prada; totally awesome! emoticon Weather conditions and running in costume in my eyes you PR'd; so PR'd of you!! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 10/30/2012 8:59AM

    Way to go PR are ok to aim of but remember to be VERY PROUD you worked hard and should be way to go!!!!jajavascript:vjavajavascript:
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JBELICIOUS5 10/29/2012 4:14PM

    emoticon You're an inspiration! I just finished my first 5K and am looking to moving up to a 10K for next fall!

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JENN03275 10/29/2012 3:38PM

    That looked like so much fun!! I hate when there are a lot of people in a race. Good luck in your half!!

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FREDANN 10/29/2012 3:36PM

    So cool!! Good for you for running with the winds!! You look great, congratulations!
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MYLADY4 10/29/2012 3:29PM

    But you had fun and that it the most important part and looked great while doing it.

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BOILHAM 10/29/2012 3:08PM

    That did look like it was fun. Don't beat yourself up too badly, that was a great time considering the wind and crowds.

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You are amazing- but a little hard on yourself (Did I say that out loud-oops)

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FUN2BAROUND 10/29/2012 2:27PM

    Goooood for you - looks like you had fun in addition to meeting one of your stepping stones to the HM.
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Stay warm and cozy in this crazy weather! In NW GA we've had so much wind, but cold held off til yesterday. The sun is out now but snow is predicted tonight in the NE GA mtns.


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PMRUNNER 10/29/2012 2:25PM

    Looks fun! Way to go!

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You look awesome. Such creativity!!! I wouldn't be concerned about missing your time since you were running into 20 mph winds!!! You would have probably beat your goal had it been a normal day!
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GROEDER 10/29/2012 2:17PM

    I think you did great, especially considering the conditions!!!!! And you all looked good too!! LOL I'm glad you had a good time and didn't get rained on. Good luck in the half in november.
Gregg

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You did great!!
Love the costume!
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