I ran the first 22 miles of the Cupcake Marathon this weekend sponsored by Jason at http://www.cooktraineatrace.com/ and Christel at (Silly Girl Running). I will complete the remaining 4.2 later this week. Here are a few photos from the event!
The day started with awesome 60 degree weather, and a Cupcake as a prerace meal! (Yes, I really ate it before I ran! And yes, I really stand on my front porch and enjoy cupcakes with my eyes closed on a regular basis!) Nothing like cream cheese and red velvet cake to get you going! It was mostly sunny, but REALLY windy - about 20 mph out of the south, so kind of a struggle when you were headed that direction. Here are the basic stats and my Garmin photo. I'll complete the Cupcake Marathon spreadsheet later to make it "official".
Course: Lees Summit, MO Loop
Avg Pace: 7:49/mile
Avg HR: 160
Temp: 60 Degrees, Humidity 75%, Wind 20SW
I love doing virtual races, it makes a lonely 22 mile run seem like you're part of something bigger. Congrats to everyone who ran part or all of their marathon this weekend! Hopefully I'll win SOME MORE CUPCAKES!!! (Ya know when you think about it, cupcakes are just like a real cake ... only smaller and wrapped in paper!)
... be great today!