Packet pick up! Of course we are feeling great and excited for the run.
Pre race selfie. Carrie-Lori- Michelle
Despite the overcast skies it was warm.
Heading towards the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon.
After that I don't know where we were! I just followed the runners in front of me.
It was fun to run in the forest of pines.
I was beginning to get a little parched on the dusty trail.
I couldn't resist a photo of Mt Bachelor .
I was so busy reading the inspirational quotes I didn't realize they were the milepost markers! lol Right after this we started to climb! About mile 10 after a ginormous hill we were at 4000' elevation (the highest I've ran 13.1 miles). It was a butt burner and a lung burner! Thank goodness most of the rest was flat or downhill.
It was the most difficult course I've ever ran. Glad it was over!