In keeping with my 2012 mini running challenge of running a half marathon each month, I headed to Gross Ile, Michigan last weekend with some of my Sunday morning running partners so we could participate in the Rock CF rivers 1/2 Marathon. Once we arrived in Michigan on Saturday we checked into our hotel, freshened up and then headed to packet pick up. After we had everything we needed from there we made our way to the restaurant where we would be eating dinner. We ended up arriving early so we spent some time walking around and taking some fun pictures by the water.
The alarm went off all to early on Sunday and I pressed snooze I few times but eventually got up and made coffee, had my usual breakfast, and got dressed for the race. The plan was to meet in the lobby of the hotel at 6:00 AM. We made it on time and headed out to the car when I realized I had forgotten my gels in the room so I had to quickly run back in and grab them. At least it wasn't my Garmin that I forgot this time. I tend to have a habit of doing that more often than I would like to admit. I finally made it back to the car and we headed to the airport so we could take the shuttle to the race start. The shuttle ran very quickly and efficiently and we were to the start before we knew it. We spent some time using the restroom and taking pictures before we headed to the start line of the race. We met numerous others during this time and every single one of them was just wonderful. There's just something about the bond between runners that never gets old! It often seems like you have been friends for years with the people you meet!
Keep running, you're simply the best, and you inspire me!!