Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pat Tillman Race

I am addicted!!! I had my first race on Saturday, and I absolutely loved it. I ran the race with my two friends Chelsea and Hillary. We ran 4.2 miles and the coolest part of the race was the finish line. We ran into the ASU stadium and finished on the 42 yard line. I have to admit that I was pretty freaked out at first to run it, but after many pep talks from my running coach and encouraging words from Craig, I had to think of it as "just another morning run." We left for the race at 5:30 in the morning, we got to the race and got in line to start the race. My adrenaline kicked in immediately. I was so excited. The gun went off and we were off and running, there were 20,000 racers, so of course it was very crowded. I got stepped on 6 times, tripped once, and got ran into, but it was all worth it. As Chelsea and I were approaching the stadium, I couldn't believe that we were almost done, my runners high was going strong and I felt that I could run another 5 miles. We ran into the stadium and I was overwhelmed with the feeling of accomplishment. The race was such a great thing for me and I am already getting ready for my next race.