We arrived on Thursday after having traveled through the picturesque countryside and a few small New England towns. We spent time in East Burke (where we stayed), Montpelier, Burlington, and even managed to squeeze in a trip over the border to Canada.
The weather for the race was cool in the upper 40s with plenty of sunshine. A perfect day for a race. And it was a small race. The smallest I've done yet, The half marathon runner count capped at 25. I managed to finish in 1:43:16 with a course that was hilly ... very, very hilly.
I'm fairly certain I was able to do 1:43 with that many hills thanks in large part to the adrenaline boosts I got from the high fives and cheers from my cheering section. They did great and found plenty of stops along the course to meet me.
After the race we headed to Burlington where we had brunch, walked the city, and enjoyed the beautiful views at Lake Champlain.
I'll let the pics do the rest of the talking. A great weekend and now I look forward to Omaha, Nebraska next weekend.
A big thanks again to Jon and Colleen for taking the trip and making it a great weekend!
|The Bed & Breakfast for the weekend|
|Me with my good friend Colleen|
|En route to pick up my running bib|
|New England country roads|
|Fall is coming|
|The happy couple en route to Montpelier|
|Me with my good friend Jon|
|Vermont State Capitol|
|City of Magog in Quebec, Canada|
|Home sweet home|
|Race day morning|
|Time for the traditional post race Bloody Mary|
|Lake Champlain in Burlington|
|A great way to end the weekend|