This is going to be quick, since the race is pretty much a blur in my mind. Wow. 6.2 miles is nothing after 26.2. It's amazing how you develop such a tolerance for distance. I got my kids and husband out of bed at 6am to hit the road for the drive to Estacada, Oregon, for the race. Why drive 115 miles to run a 10K? To meet some fellow Marathon Mommies, of course! It was fun to meet M&M, Suzie Petunia, Sticky Niki, Fox on the Run, and Mindy. I hope I didn't miss anyone! We rode the bus up to the start together and then had to wait a bit. The race started without anyone around me realizing it, so we were a bit behind at the start. Luckily the crowd thinned out quickly and I settled into my pace. M&M, her husband, and Suzie were in front of me for a bit, but I lost sight of them after a while. That was okay, though, because I knew I'd be running alone. I did something I really liked. I set my Garmin for distance and time, and then followed my pace throughout the race. I couldn't see the minutes tick by, I could only see my pace and the mileage counting down. I think it really worked for me. I knew if I kept my pace above what it read, I would meet my goal. My goal was to run under 54 minutes. According to my Garmin I finished in 52:56. The time at the finish line read about 53:30, but I was way off at the start. Anyway, it was a fun little race (beautiful weather and scenery), and it was great to meet some running friends! I've really missed mine since moving from Michigan to Oregon. Wish I lived closer to some of these great Mommies. Here are a few pictures of our race day.