I wanted to run one more race this year but didn’t want to fork over all the cash for traveling, hotels and high entry fees. Luckily, I found a “no frills” race in Oak Ridge (nicknamed the Secret City). Score! It was easy to get to and easy to maneuver. But when they say “no frills,” they really meant it. They meant only three water stations along the 13.1 mile route and NO BATHROOMS. It’s a good thing I didn’t have to go, because if I did, I would’ve had to squat in the bushes like the rest of the runners.
Which I’ve done before. Ahem.
Anyway, somehow I secured my fasted time ever – 2:07:06. With each race I’m getting faster, which is funny because I don’t feel like I’ve gotten faster by the time I’m dredging along mile 12. Still, I’m quite pleased, and I was even MORE pleased to see I had fans on the sidelines. What a treat!
This makes medal No. 11, which I am so proud to acquire. And now I’m on the lookout for my 12th race because even numbers are better than odd.