On Saturday, I met my Sis in Dillsboro, NC and we picked up our packets for the inaugural Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon in Cullowhee. Originally, we were all going to run this race. But Care’s doctor asked her to not run that distance until after the baby comes. Then, Sis just found out she fractured her foot and will be out for a little while. Anyways, we picked up packets, noted the shirts were pretty nice and then got to Lulu’s as fast as we could for 1) food and 2) beer #1 (sis) and beer #3 (me). As we ate and drank, Sis told me that Melissa is a faithful believer is carbing-up via barley and hops pre-race. That sounded great! After dinner, we went to the BP in Sylva and picked up some drank (and breakfast for Sunday). Luckily, our campsite on Moses Creek in Cullowhee wasn’t taken and we crashed there. The next morning we broke camp and, in my infinite wisdom decided to try to just get oatmeal the Huddle House in Cullowhee. They didn’t have any. Sis’ quick thinking netted us some peanut butter and luckily the HH made us some toast.
The race: Perfect temps, a little hilly and great views. Finished 13th out of 164 in 1:39. Me at mile 1.5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/61391849@N03/5588729455/