I arrived in Nags Head and checked in to the Oasis Suites which offered some stunning views of the water. I went to pick up my race packet and had an early evening as I was a bit tired from the day. To ensure I didn't oversleep I requested a wake up call for 5:45 am. I know I don't usually mention this particular detail but in this situation it's important to note. I say that because I never got that wake up call.
I wanted to be up at 5:45 am to get ready and take the 12 mile drive to the start line for a 7 am start. However, considering I never got the call I woke up at 6:35 am. You'd think panic would set in but I remained relatively calm. I got dressed, drove to the start, and was crossing over the start line just as they were removing the time chip reader.
As I said, the course was beautiful taking you along the water and through Kitty Hawk. It was a sunny, cool morning which only added to the experience. I ended up finishing in 1:41:02.
My next race will be in Nashville in two weeks. I'll be joined by my sister, nephew, and the best running group a runner could ask for. It's going to be a fun weekend that will certainly include some line dancing and plenty of country music.
|I love the "Welcome to State" sign pic|
|View from my suite|
|A sunset over the Outer Banks|