|J with our race support team|
The day was gorgeous- warm and sunny. Unfortunately, Nashville is about the hilliest place on earth and my legs and lungs decided they were over it about mile 8. Last year, the out-and-back part of the course meant you got to run down the hills for a bit... they took that out this time around and added a new, even hillier road giving us no break!
Getting through the final hour of the race was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Everything in my body wanted to quit. Luckily, Mike kept encouraging me to keep going. I'm really not sure how I made it through to the end but crossing the finish line was an awesome feeling.
We took some pictures with the pretty skyline on our way back over the walking bridge to catch a cab back to our car.
The rest of the day was spent eating massive quantities of wings and mac and cheese and catching up on sleep after our 4:30 am wake-up.
That night we went downtown for dinner and some honky-tonkin'. J's boyfriend Akira joined us for the weekend (although sadly couldn't run the race because of a sprained ankle) so she wanted to show him the best place in Nashville: The Stage.
|so happy to be done running!|
|love this boy. he deserves an extra medal after this race.|