We had so much fun this morning! The race started at 10:30am, which usually I would complain about such a late start, but this morning I didn't mind at all. I woke up at 6:45, which meant I had plenty of time for breakfast and coffee. I looked outside to check the weather: downpour and lots of wind, but not too cold. (pic to the left is post-dip)
My husband and I met my mom at the race. It started late because so many people showed up for day of registration, hopefully next year they won't have "day of registration". So, we ended up waiting around for about 45 minutes. Bless my husband's soul for waiting around and getting soaked!
The race finally started and it was a very narrow course with tons of mud and puddles. My mom and I ran together, we weren't worried about going fast, just having fun and enjoying the race. We were trying really hard not to get our shoes wet, which ended up being really funny, because we were jumping into a lake at the end of the race anyway. We had a good laugh about that at the end of the race.
After traipsing through the muddy muck we finally made it to the lake. It was a crisp 42 degrees in the water. It was warmer outside than in the lake. We ran in laughing and holding hands. We were told we had to dunk our heads or we would get disqualified, and we stopped and looked at each other like there is no way we are doing this, but we did! It actually felt so good after the race to jump in the water. Then we ran to the finish line, laughing the whole way! It was such fun race, we are going to recruit people to do it with us next year!
Our time was about 31 minutes, which included the dip in which we stopped to contemplate whether or not to put our heads in ;)!
We placed third (even with our slow times!) overall in the female team division! Go Team Whimsy!!
A quick video of us dipping. We are in the pink and blue.