Talk about digging deep, holy hog. That was a tough run. My girls did me proud! Emma pushed through temps in the 90's on a course with VERY little shade and 2 significant climbs and a whole bunch of little ones that felt huge with the sun beating down on us. She pushed to make the cut off at aid station 3, and then was spent....but she kept on pushing and got her first 13.1 finish!
I have to say, after covering most of the 10k course as the beginning of the 13.1 course, seeing the climbs and lack of shade....I was really worried about Sophie. Sophie did the 10k completely alone, on her own, no family or friends or anyone. It was a tough course, under very tough conditions, and starting at 8, with Sophie starting at 8:15, seeing what she was about to take on by herself....I was a worried momma. There was nothing I could do at the point but trust that she could handle it. And handle it she did! She had a blast and Brian said she came ripping through the finish shoot with a huge smile on her face! So cool that she pulled that off, and was confident enough to do it!! Of course, at a Brazen race there is no such thing as a race w/no friends, and she made several along the course that kept an eye on her and made sure she was ok. Myles, he's starting a tradition of coming down with a seal bark cough the night before races. This is the second time it has happened. He was up all night, and Brian was up with him. He was supposed to run the 5k, but fell asleep in one of the chairs we brought, and slept for 2.5 hours....through his race.
It's really for the better, he would have been miserable between his cough, lack of sleep and the heat.
I'll have a picture post up in the next day or two, but here's a picture from Brazen's facebook page someone got of the reason this race is named Trail Hog (I totally missed seeing any hogs, but was looking the whole time).