Gate River Run

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For at least two weeks I kept a secret and for those of you that know me, know that is a big deal! I did have a few scheming partners, but I pulled off an epic surprise!
My mom registered for the Gate River Run 15k and I knew that I couldn’t let her run it alone! I surprised her at work on Friday and we ran together on Saturday!
We were in the purple wave and got to the race area early to miss the traffic.
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The first bridge wasn’t that bad, but I was freaked out by the grate… I jumped up on the concrete sidewalk so I didn’t have to look down at the water!

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This run took us through several neighborhoods where people from the community cheered us on! It was very neat!
There was even a very nice business owner that let us use their restroom!

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There was even a sign for me! šŸ™‚

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The last bridge was the Hart Bridge… Otherwise known as the green monster!

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It was almost a mile long and lived up to its name, but the views from the top were amazing!

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At the end of the day we were both so proud to have finished a 15k in a respectable time TOGETHER! We finished in 2:06:46, but my Nike watch said we went 9.55 miles, not 9.3. So I am sure that we completed a 15k in under 2 hours!

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So here is what’s coming next:
March 23rd – Strawberry Classic 15K
April 11th – Tampa Bay Corporate 5K – Team Live.Sweat.Sleep.Repeat!
April 14th – Iron Girl Half Marathon

I also plan to keep my training up and start the next running season in October! If you had told me two months ago that I would run 9.3 miles, I probably would have laughed! But I am so grateful that I was able to get to this point! I will also be in need of some new clothes soon, not many of mine fit! šŸ™‚
Hint hint: my birthday is just around the corner!

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