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Anyway, so although I deemed the Seattle Half the end of 2012's running season, I was technically signed up for one final race: The Christmas Rush 10k. This would be my 4th time running the race, it's one of my home-town small-time favorites, and I didn't want to miss, but I figured I could just walk the 5k instead if necessary.
So anyway, there we were, Saturday morning in the crisp cold air ready to "run" a race. Kerrie, Erika, and Jennifer joined Jordanne and I, and all of a sudden, unready as usual, we were off!
There's not much to report about the race itself, especially since it was far from a "race". It was flat and they made it a loop this year instead of an out-and-back which I LOVED. The race seemed to have doubled in size since last year though, it better not become too big for its britches!
I stayed with Jordanne until about 3.5, when I was dying for a walk break, so I forced her to go on ahead. I walked again through the 1 water stop and ashamedly again with less than a half mile to go. Some lady passed me during this walk break and was like "COME ON WE'RE ALMOST THERE" and I can't believe how much I hated her in that instant. It reminded me of all the times I've said similar things with ONLY the best intentions! Ugh, I was shooting daggers at her with my eyes.
Thanks to Kerrie for the pics!
And the hamstring? It actually felt okay! I don't want to get my hopes up just yet though. I was focused heavily on taking short steps, and obviously the walk breaks. Please let this continue.
And NOW my 2012 racing season is officially over.