Even though we didn't train as much as we were planning on; Matt, me and about 9 other couples, decided to take on the challenge.
Leesa Jones invited us to stay at her Dad's house along with her brothers and their friends who were coming in for the race. After we got our race packets with our "cool" tech shirts and race numbers; we headed for Brick Oven for our pre-race "carb load" dinner.
Matt got back from Africa the day before so he turned in early (he was tired for some reason?) HE MISSED OUT!
The group of us had a great time getting to know each other by playing some games and learning how to sip hot cocoa from a "cookie straw". Things get a little crazy when the kids aren't around :) It must have been all that balsamic vinegar we put on our pizza!
Ready to GO!!! Why do we do this to ourselves?
I am happy to report that EVERYONE finished! Matt did AMAZING even though he sprained his ankle in December and went to Africa for 10 days right before the race, he STILL came in 1 minute ahead of me! That's my husband! ;)
After all the FUN of running, we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, eating Cafe' Rio and committing to making this an annual couples retreat!
It will be fun to see if we can beat our times from this year. Can Leesa keep her edge on Kim? Can Matt and Nate beat me during the last mile again?...Hmmm, we shall see, we shall see :)