Dash only stopped once for water break and wanted to keep going. Her endurance is outstanding! I always run at her pace and never push her. In fact, she paces me and she's fast like her momma too :)
Her time was 2:45 at 8:15 pace per mile and that's awesome. It's has been so fun to finally take her on my long runs. I just had to be patient and wait until she was 24 months old to run long runs. It was worth the wait. This is the first marathon training she has done with me and she loves running with me! As soon as I put my shoes on, she is ready to go!
This morning, I ran the Bold in the Cold 15K by Lake Grapevine. I always run this race for the course and scenery is nice. However, the weather today was brutal! It was 35 degrees (felt like 21) and 30 mph strong gust wind with a little snow when we started. I was so glad it didn't rain cause that would of really sucked! I can handle cold and even wind, but not cold and rain!
I couldn't wait to run and haul ass to get warm fast. I ran into a couple of friends I haven't seen in a while and always fun to see them. That's what I love about the running community, we always cheer, encourage and support each other. Some may call us CRAZY, but I call us DEDICATED, UNSTOPPABLE people who love working on their fitness to stay healthy. Honestly, I'm a better friend, wife, mom, etc. because of my running. Yes, it keeps me sane and make me very happy :)
The wind was so strong that my cap flew off my head twice and had to go back and get it. There were times that I felt like I was going to get blown away and other times, I felt I was moving in slow motion. Once I took off, I just ran fast and didn't slow down much. My pace was 7:25 per mile. I got placed first in my age group and super happy with that! The wind must of pushed me all the way to the finish...LOL! They gave us mugs instead of metals which is a nice change and something we can use.
Keep on running!