It was 6:33 AM on Saturday morning my alarm was set to go off in 2 minutes, I always wake up before my alarm. I could hear the rain beating down on my roof...GOOD TIMES!! I texted Zoe to make sure she was still on for our run, she replied "Sure, why not. I'm Up :)" Gotta LOVE true Washington Runners, no rain outs.
As I approached our usual spot to park there was a DETOUR, there was a car show and they planned to use the parking lot, pretty sure the car owners did not want to get their babies wet because that parking lot did not get used.
I have not seen Zoe HERE since before Boston, so this was a TREAT! And Running with her for her last LONG run before her FIRST Marathon...even better!! The rain poured so I brought my Boston jacket, which I peeled off before mile 1 and had tied around my waist the entire run...UGH!! It was muggy but nice to have the cool rain. BONUS no bikers on the trail, Don't get me wrong I love bikers but this trail is like the Audubon sometimes it is scary.
The miles past quickly as we caught up on everything and talked about the upcoming Marathon. I had forgotten my Running bag at work so I did not have a Garmin, we relied on Zoe's Garmin.
WE reached the mid-way point and stopped to stretch, 3 runner came up and turned the lady said "How far is this?" her partner and I both said "5 miles." Where we stopped was near the little trail that leads to the road with the HILL. I asked Zoe, jokingly, if she wanted to take the hills. To my DISMAY she did!!
We toughed through the HILL to see the most beautiful Jungle like area, so green and vibrant, it was awesome. No one water skiing on the little lake and no puppies in the yard nearby. Zoe was strong and we were keeping a good pace. There was a Team in Training water stop and they cheered us on, THANKS!!
We hit the end and I treated my buddy to a chocolate milk at the nearby Bakery. She was freezing so we headed back to our cars. A lady had lost her key on the trail so I let her borrow my phone, ugh it was so wet and cold, I offered to drive her somewhere but she decided to go back to her teammates. Gave Zoe a Hug.. Took a picture
And DONE... 10.02 miles 1:38:23