It was an early morning that began around 5:45 AM. I made sure I had all the race packets and my gear and headed off to Pointe Orlando. I ate half a Clif bar and had some water on my way across town. Everyone met around the GOTR table and pinned on their race bibs, D-tags, put on some tattoos, and got ready to run. Victoria, over at Running Peanut, volunteered to be a Running Buddy today as well. She is super friendly and it was great to meet her! (check out her blog for some great race photos too)
After a big group photo we got to the start line just in time and hopped into a free space. All of our girls had Running Buddies (mostly their parents) so Victoria and I just ran together and encouraged the girls. We stuck near one of the girls in our troop and ran with her the whole time.
The weather was perfect for running! The course was a pretty standard loop with one hairpin turn. The turn made it easy to spot the other girls in our team though, which was great because we got to cheer each other on!
|Check out that GOTR race bling!|
Once everyone had finished we met up and all the girls received their finisher's medal. Everyone really pushed themselves and had times ranging from 25 -39 minutes! Amazing right?! I am so proud of all the girls; they are awesome.
|Some of our 5K finishers|
Girls on the Run is so much fun! Woo!