Well, today was the day of the Boise race. Christine and I completed the "City of Trees" 1/2 marathon. I was so energized and high throughout the whole thing that we ended up completing it in record time. We both expected to be in the 4 hour range, but we actually completed it in 3:34:26. Yeah us!!! I feel great. My legs are tired, my feet hurt, but my upper body and brain are totally ready for a party. I am soooooo proud of this accomplishment.
So we had a police escort for much of the race. He was in charge of escorting the rear of the race. LOL. He spoke with us throughout the race. He would go ahead to the next intersection, and wait, cheer us on, then go to the next one. Bret had to take Bear to the Emergency room because Bear sprained his foot last night. But Annika and Christine's family started cheering us on about half way through the race. They met us at about 6 spots on the race course and yelled out "go dust bunnies!" They also refilled our water bottles an provided us with protein/energy bars.
About 2 miles shy of the finish line, we finally passed two other walkers and then three more at about 1/2 mile. The last person we passed was a runner (full marathoner) who was getting overly tired. As soon as we passed her, she got re-energized and passed us up again. At the last intersection, we started running. We ran through the finish line with a bunch of people cheering. Wahoo! At least we weren't last.