Today I made my way to Mockingbird to spectate the Rock N Roll Dallas Half. It was a beautiful morning but I could already tell the heat was going to make for some tough racing conditions. We settled in after mile 7, right before the top of The Hill. The kiddos armed with Kleenex and me with a cowbell, we set about the business of yelling our heads off.
Not sure why I look so much taller in this photo. I'm not.
Andrea and her brother. I've known Andrea since 6th grade; her mom was my home ec teacher!
Of course there was my bestie, Sare Bear.
And Marla looking fierce in her 2 nd half marathon ever. Her first was just last month! (she's married to Derek)
And finally Mama C! She raced her own half yesterday and paced her cousin today. Mama C is incredible! And she always has her camera out!
Getting me some Mama C hugs!
We had so much fun spectating. I love being on the other side. It's a great to see the course leaders but it super inspiring to see the "back of the pack" runners. They are often the ones digging so deep and really discovering what they are capable of! I couldn't help but imagine my finish next Sunday. I will be one of the ones grimacing towards the finish, digging deep and hopefully, discovering what I'm really capable of accomplishing.
To those of you I missed on the course, I'm sorry! It gets crowded quickly and I ran a bit with several runners so I did have my eyes off the course. If you heard an obnoxious cowbell at mile 7, that was me. I loved seeing each and every one of you but it gave me chills to see the runners I've coached over the years. I love seeing them giving 100% to a sport that they now love!