About our team name - Nevertheless We Persist. Around the same time we were trying to come up with a team name, Mitch McConnell said the now infamous quote "Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted" I never felt connected to the Nasty Women campaign but the Nevertheless She Persisted soooo resonated with me for so many reasons. We decided to name our team with this slogan in mind - Nevertheless We Persist.
|Mary, Me, Audrey, Ruth|
Audrey was our runner #1 & got to run the extra couple of miles. Mary was runner #2, followed by Ruth & myself bringing up the rear.
|And Audrey is off...|
Everyone was running faster than we each thought we would. The 1.5 mile lap kind of messed with everyone. It's only 1.5 miles so everyone went out hard. I originally was going to do a 1 min run/4 min walk but immediately threw that out. I switched back to 4 min run / 1 min walk. We all pushed ourselves on this race.
|Ruth handing off to me|
|Finishing Lap #1|
The first & second laps were good, the third lap I started to feel it & by the last lap my legs were dead. The temperature warmed up into 70's by mid day which we all felt. I averaged just under a 11 minute mile for the 6 miles. Overall the team finished in 4 hours 42 minutes.
I wasn't sure how to eat for this race and to complicate things I was still doing the food sensitivity test. Before the race I ate an omelet. After my first lap I ate one of my banana muffins, after my second lap I drank a green smoothie and after my third lap I ate some dry roasted almonds. Overall my belly was fine but the third & fourth laps my legs were feeling it thanks to this test. My heart rate was really high and the run was a 5.0 effort.
At the end of the day, the race was so much fun. It certainly helped that the weather was perfect. I really liked the laid back atmosphere & hanging out between runs.
|Audrey, Mary, Me & Ruth|
|Nevertheless, We Persist!|