Well, we did it y’all… we finished the 46th annual Peachtree Road Race!!!!!!! It’s the largest 10k in the world and an Independence Day tradition for Atlantans!! I’ve lived here for twenty-one years (gulp) and Honey has been here his whole life so it was high time we gave it a go.
We ran on the Coca-Cola team and had a lot of fun spotting coworkers and friends along the course. There were quite a few!! The 6.2 miles went pretty quickly, as it was fun to walk by local landmarks and hangouts from our college days, and there were some real characters out on the course that keep us laughing.
We walked the entire route, keeping about a 12.5 minute pace and stopping for water and potty breaks six or so times. Not too bad! I did break out in a run at about .4 miles to the finish line. Honey says “Are you trying to make a certain time or something?” NO!!!! I’m trying to be D.O.N.E. I was tired and DRENCHED and the end was so close I could taste it. Right before we crossed the finish line, the lady next to me pulled out her phone and I hear “Daddy? Daddy! I did it. I’m going to cross the finish line.” I, of course, start tearing up at witnessing this moment of accomplishment, pride and pure love. I wanted to hug her neck. Congrats, mystery lady!!!!!!!!! We made our way through the mud pit that was Piedmont Park, got the coveted finisher t-shirts and headed to the Coke tent for breakfast.
When we got back home, Honey’s mama took the boys out to a long lunch so that we could shower and catch our breaths. It was a much needed respite for a couple of hours!
With that, it’s time to start figuring which thing to tackle next!