Needless to say, the temps for that day ended up being cold. The high was supposed to be 20 but the low was supposed to be about 10. I gave her some tips on what to wear. We also had 5 other coworkers sign up for it so it was going to be fun. Also a good way for me to get to know a few of my coworkers since I'm relatively new to the office.
Not gonna say much about the run except that, yes, it was cold. At first I dressed in 3 thin layers but then decided to add an extra 4th layer since I knew I would be walking much of the run. I also wore, 2 pair of socks, 1 pair of pants, 2 pairs of thin gloves (I need better gloves), a neck/face warmer, headband for my ears, and a santa hat. The santa beard went with me too, I just didn't have it on my face. I was actually just about perfect for the run. The sun was out and only my finger tips were a bit cold for a while.
Let's just look at some fun pictures of the race!
|Me before the run|
|My crazy coworker Elise that I ran/walked with|
|Photo bombed by the abominable snowman|
|Conrado, Kelly, Kristi, Me|
|This photo speaks for itself|
|Post Run - the whole gang (Bottom L-R: Brian, Kristi|
Top L-R: Conrado, Me, Elise, Monika, Kelly)
This coming weekend...I will be seeing more Santas! I signed up to do the Santa Hustle Half Marathon in Indianapolis on Sunday, December 15. The reason? Derek signed up to do it right after my Ultra. I never wanted to run again at that time. So I waited to see what I wanted to do with this half. I would go either way. So did I want to cheer and spectate? Or did I want to run? Well, at the time, not knowing how cold it would be and I was feeling better a few weeks after the Ultra, I decided to sign up for it. My 6th half this year (I think??). And the end of the 2013 race season for me. Luckily, I think it's supposed to warm up to about 30 degrees (for a high) this weekend. It will seem like a heat wave!