At 4:15 in the morning, I began to hear the rest of the household start to wake up. I slowly crawled out of bed, and stumbled over to get ready for the day. Now on a regular August day, there would be no way I'd get up at this unbelievably early time in the morning. But this day was different!
I soon was climbing into the pick-up truck with my parents and grandma. We drove out into the dark night. Our first stop was at a McDonald's/convenience store! We got out for a rest stop. One family member offered to buy me a donut or something, but I declined. Now for me to decline eating a delicious donut at any time, something must really be strange about this day! Yes, you guessed it. It was time for us all (except my grandma, who was here to cheer us on) to run another race!
This race was called the Beeds Lake Restoration Run and Tadpole Trot. There was a 1K, a 5K, a 10K, and a half marathon. Today the Carsons chose the longest two races, with Papa in the 10K, and Mama and I in the half marathon! I had sufficiently recovered from my last almost torturous (but fun, of course) 13.1, and I was ready to do it again. We arrived and began our routine warm up. At 7:00, we all rode buses to a town a few miles away, to the starting line. And soon we began the race! It couldn't have been more perfect weather for running--cool and cloudy. I actually felt great! To make a long story short, I made it...yes, I was exhausted, but I did make it. And I beat my time from my last half by over 15 minutes! Today my time was 1:51:39, so I was happy.
Well, I hope you enjoyed hearing about a day in my life. I will mention that it wasn't necessarily a typical day! My siblings were all gone at a chess tournament, but we had fun anyways. We were blessed with a great weekend! Until my next post, whenever it may be, take care, and God bless!