|All of us! Hero teachers!
|Shelagh photobombed my pre-race lineup pic!
|Michelle and I were both in our lioness skirts! After the race she told me she was buying it in the Safari print. I don't blame her; it's so cute.
|Can you spot me awkwardly waving at the cameraman?
The course took us weaving through an outdoor mall's parking lot, and while I ran up one of the lanes around mile 1.5, I caught sight of Jenn, Kasey, and Tubbs. I shouted at them but they didn't hear. Around mile 2, I could see the finish on the other end of the parking lot and knew the course would be short, but I wasn't sure how short.
|I'm not sure at what point in the race this was, but I look like a confused T-Rex.
I got a water then headed back onto the course to find the others. I found Jenn and Kasey just where Shelagh had first passed me, and I ran with them back to the finish and peeled off in time to get finishing pictures for them. Then, I went back and found Ashley, Michelle, and Tubbs.
|Jenn and Kasey finishing.
|Tubbs crossing the line while Ashley and Michelle cheer on the other side!
After the race, we hung out to see results and bask in our accomplishments. I ran into Mari, who you may remember from Ragnar and various other races. I saw her at Sanibel, too, and it's been nice to bump into her at races lately.
|Mari led the race for a little while; she ended up placing 4th in our AG.
|My splits. I've officially given up on Nike+ and am getting used to wearing my Forerunner and using GarminConnect.
Have you ever dressed in a costume for a race?
Do short courses bother you?