I posted this to my facebook the morning of the race. I don't know why I was so stinking nervous about this one. We had really bad weather the days before the race and the start time got pushed back an hour.
Most important item on any race: port-a-potties. The line was really long.
I'm ready to Rock N Fly!
There were so many people! The half & 5kers were at the start together.
This guy is a big fan of the Blue Angels.
There was a droid with a GoPro taking photos as the runners took off.
I did not find any photos of myself from the GoPro.
Each water stop was manned by a team and the runners were supposed to vote for their favorite. I loved this team and most of them ran to their water stop with the rest of the runners. They were fast!
Thousands of people for the first ever Blue Angels Rock N Fly.
Barrancas National Cemetary
I'm in the middle of the pack. Thousands ahead of me and thousands behind.
Cardboard Sinatra selfie!
Ran past the naval museum.
Lighthouse in the distance
The Blue Angels live in Pensacola
Pensacola has a thing for Pelicans. They are everywhere.
I saw this picture on Twitter the day after the race. I had no idea there was a person with a camera there. I really was this happy while I was running!
Another water stop team.
Eat Moar Chicken
Pelicans chilling on parts of an old dock.
Someone was singing Madonna when I went past!
Retired Blue Angel plane.
There's the end. Except I'm only at mile 8. :(
Barefoot running to the extreme.
I'm so groovy, baby.
The end is near!
I always change my clothes immediately after a race. I can't stand the smell of myself. Black Lady Skater in the House!
And let me tell you, fun running is the best way to run. This was my favorite race so far. I had THE BEST TIME (and the worst finish time).