The beginning was very cool because there were tons of people lining the streets cheering. I was running along the edge so I could see Emma, Jonah, Samuel, Elena and Drew. People were high fiving, waving, and hollering. It was a good 'ole Texas time.
|Sea of Runners|
|Getting ready to High Five my kiddos!|
So, I mentally defeated myself and finished nowhere near my "hoped for" time. It was a good learning experience for me. I will now never run without my own water for any race longer than 5 miles. The water stations are too crowded and I wanted water in between the stations. I will be more patient at the start of crowded runs so I don't waste too much energy running around other people. Finally, I will listen to my music. I pick the songs I do for a reason and I have them set to play at certain times. I barely remember hearing any of my music on Saturday. It was just an off day. Thank goodness the parade was fun!