After months of training, race day arrived and the Divas swarmed to Myrtle Beach. Compliments to Run Like A Diva race series for a well planned and executed race. I was especially impressed with the frequency of the port-a-johns and the extremely high quality of hugging firemen at the finish line. Here are some of the funny and startling things I observed during the race:
T-Shirts: “No Ifs, Ands or Jiggly Butts” “I am a drinker with a running problem”
At mile 4, we passed 2 ladies who were looking for the finish line for the 3.1 mile (5K) race – gosh I hate it when I miss the finish line!
A lady ran out of her house and held and bounced her 6 month old baby up at my sister and I and yelled at us “Go! Run! Go!” I am not sure who was more alarmed at this, us or the baby, but none of us broke out in tears so we RAN!
At mile 7 I heard a voice from the bushes proclaiming that she could not make it to the next port-a-john so if anyone was looking for her she was busy in the bushes – things I did not need to know.
I saw a sign that said “Worst Parade Ever” being held up by a guy who I assumed was single and had never had a date. I mean REALLY?? 5000 beautiful, fit, scantily clad women running by one after one? I would think that for a guy that would be not only the BEST parade ever, but darn near heavenly. Even a gay guy would have appreciated the spectacular fashion show of tutus and sparkly skirts!
Thanks to all my friends, sisters and nieces who ran with me. I had a great time laughing and running with you. Thanks to Beth who got pictures of us with my camera so I could post them here. Also included in the photo gallery below, pics from our Ocean Isle stay before the race and from my walk in Wilmington on the way home – too long in the car after a race and I just cannot move! I don’t have any pictures from the after party (what happens at the Diva party stays at the Diva party), but just imagine this:
- a lazy river pool (my new most favorite thing – I want one at the gym!)
- filled with Divas wearing tiaras
- sipping a cool one while lounging in floating tubes
- lined up bumper to bumper like rubber duckys at a carnival game and you get the idea!
Ironic Animal Photos