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This race had been postponed from last week due to icy conditions. My DH and 3 kids all had something on the calender. After figuring it all out, I was good to go.<br><br>
Pink and I were not real into it but in the car on the way up tried to be positive. Then the rain came.....pouring, cold rain. Oh boy. Fun! Neither one of us had rain gear.<br><br>
We collected our packets, great T shirts! Nice mock neck, embroidered shirts. We needed something to raise our wet spirits! Back to the car. At one point, I admit, I asked her if she wanted to bag it. I am now glad she said, "No, we're here, let's run."<br><br>
Her DH showed up to wish us well and he put a positive spin on things. He also had a big umbrella and waited with us at the start! Thank you C!!! We lined up to go and the rain almost stopped. This was a race through a huge holiday light display and now I was excited.<br><br>
Off we go! It was kind of tough to watch your footing (puddles and potholes) and the lights but I did enjoy the display. The course was quite hilly so having the lights to focus on, helped. Now I was hot! I was at the finish before I knew it. My time was not my best, not my worst.<br>
23:37, 3rd/AG<br><br>
After, there was a wonderful buffet of 3 different kinds of soups, breads and cookies. This was only the 2nd year they put this on and it was very well organized and enjoyable.<br><br>
In the car on the way home, I was glad we toughed it out. It would've been alot more fun in better weather, but oh well. We did it!
 

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WD on the hardware Gin! Sounds like a fun race with a great shirt, light display and good spread after. Maybe next time the weather will cooperate too.
 

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Hey gin, congratulations on the AG finish.<br><br>
Let's see... <i>excited... enjoyed the display... wonderful buffet... very well organized and enjoyable... glad we toughed it out.</i> Good thing Pink was there to keep you from wimping out!<br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><br>
I don't get it, what running weather could be better than rain? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused"></span>
 

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That's pretty darn fast, if you ask me. Remind me not to race you.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> But we both picked up 3rd in our AG, so it worked out, right? Wait, all I got was hot chocolate after the race. Hopefully the buffet wasn't out in the open. And how's your hardware-do you like it?
 

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They only gave awards to the winners. We had no idea we did well until we saw the results. ( Pink got 2nd in our age group! But I'll let her tell her story.)
 

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Hey, Gin, nice race! (Don't mind Millbot - he loves running in the rain <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">). Aside from the weather, it sounds like a fun event. Congrats on the AG placing...pretty speedy running there.
 

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WTG, gin! Congrats on the AG placing and for toughing it out in lousy weather. You may now boast about that, you gritty runner you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Hi Gin - You ran well in very yucky conditions!<br><br>
So . . . are we signing up for next year? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Hi Gin, nice to "meet" you. Congrats on your AG award and sticking through it even though the weather was lousy! You are tough...grrr....
 

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Gin - I enjoyed reading your report. Congrats to you and Pink. Wet is fun; wet and cold is not. You earned your hardware on the hills and cold weather.
 
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