Saturday was the Power of Pink relay, and it was freezing – and as fun – as usual. This was my second time running the relay and I think it gets better each time I run it. (Who knows, I may run it again next year!)
Our team gathered at my house before making the 30-minute drive to Haywood County. That meant meeting at 6:30 a.m. to make it by 7 or 7:15, before packet pick-up ended at 7:30. We had plenty of time and even managed to get a quick team photo in before the last instructions before the race start.
The race was more hilly than I remembered, and it was freezing. Literally. It did eventually warm up a little by the time our fourth and fifth runners headed out. The course had three water stations on it, which I thought was a little excessive for a four-mile race. They could have done with less water on the course, and more (free) coffee for runners. That’s right. Coffee was $1.
There was a small expo that catered to women (obviously, since this was a race that raised money to help pay for mammograms for women who couldn’t otherwise afford them.) And the race shirt was great – it’s purple and a technical shirt. I love it.
I leave you with two running photos of me – major props to the Citizen-Times photographer who shot them. You can see a photo gallery on the Citizen-Times website.
Anyone up for running this race with me next year?