I had the pleasure of seeing many familiar faces and catching up with friends. It just so happened that I was in the midst of marathon training so I had already run seven miles pre-race and planned to run three more after. The race was great! I really enjoyed the course, except for the loop around the open field. I guess I don't like seeing how many people are ahead of me. Ha! But I finished the race in 55:05, placing 17/34 overall. Nothing too exciting, but I had a lot of fun and still got third in my age group. At the finish line I got to "talk shop" with John Johnson about event planning. He is the race director for the awesome trail race, Chief Wetonah Challenge. And of course I am the race director for CJ's Resolution Challenge. My new friend Betsy ran the three miles with me afterwards (for a total of 16.2 miles for the day) and it was nice to connect with another area runner. This was my first time running the Dandelion Run, and it won't be my last! I should mention that the Mid Penn Trailblazers hold another race at Camp Mount Luther on the same course, just in reverse, called the Night Flight. Held in April, its starts at 8:30pm and its BYOI (bring your own illumination!!!)
|So fast, I'm like a blur! Ha!|
After my busy run day morning, I had to rush home and get cleaned up for the This One's for You Jimmy Buffett concert at Hershey. My mom, sister, and I had a great night.
Betcha didn't know I was a Parrothead!
|This One's For You!|
|Its Been a Lovely Cruise!|