I chose to try to keep pace with a woman that I only met a few days ago. She is actually training to run the Diva marathon in New York along with a few of my friends in October. In the end she became my angel. She kept the time and the pace with me - even sharing her music to help me find my rhythm. At the end when I thought that I was going to throw up she told me just to keep going until I saw my girls. The rest was easy! Nothing like hearing, "Go Mommy!" when the original reason that brought you to a place was losing a child.
The experience was uplifting and empowering. Thanks to all of my friends that joined me today especially my new running buddy Theresa. I still have no desire to be running more than 10km but I think that I'll definitely do it again. : )
This is me post race in my new shirt.