>> Monday, January 03, 2011
Yep, it's true: the Team Ortho Polar Dash was Pharmie's FIRST 10K! She's done 12 marathons, 9 half Ironmans, and 2 full Ironmans, but NEVER a stand-alone 10K! And she picked a DARN cold day to do it!
The start was just under 2 miles away, so we planned on just jogging down there. We ran along the river to the start, and gathered among the masses in the parking ramp, near the "warming tent" and porta-potty line:
Jenny and Guy starting out
Debbie and Beth just 200 feet into the race
Pharmie running towards me!
Pharmie smiling (you can still tell she's smiling under all of that!)
Pharmie (in the middle) running out of MPLS towards St. Paul
Kristy in the yellow, ready to kick some butt!
I cheered on all the runners, and then started to slow down cheering because my fingers were starting to freeze. I cheered on Jennifer V, Steve H (swimming buddy), Guy and Jenny, Beth and her friend Debbie, and then saw Pharmie coming in the distance!! She was smiling big as she was nearing the finish line:
To see more photos from the race, CLICK HERE to go to my Examiner article.
Back with my report from my first indoor 5000 meter race tomorrow! (25 laps, baby!) Happy New Year, everyone!!