It was a pretty chilly morning, snowing a bit, but luckily the roads were clear. Jeannine and I met up with some other runner friends and family, I even saw my college roommate which was a nice surprise.
We lined up with the 9 minute mile group, and noticed this guy standing to the left of us:
Photo courtesy of Lake Effect Run Club.
I was cold just looking at him, we figured he must have lost a bet or something.
My friend Alissa and I settled into an easy pace, we chatted the whole time, and sailed right up every hill we came across. I did get that nervous tickle in your stomach feeling at the start of the last hilly mile, which looked like this last January:
I was happy with my run, it wasn't my best time, but that wasn't my goal. This was the first race I ran in my chiropractor prescribed orthotics, I had zero foot pain during the race, and it felt just fine after the race.
We met up with the rest of our group at the finish, and instead of walking to Coleman's for post race beers and the S.U. game, we ran. It was that cold.
We were much happier inside.
When I got home I had an idea for another one of my RACER Wall Frame's.
I tried to fit all four of my Shamrock Run bibs in the frame, but three still look cool
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