My weekend started out with a Friday evening flight to Hartford, Connecticut to hook up with my childhood friend Sherri and her friend (well, now MY friend too) Joan. We drove to Providence on Saturday and had much fun posing for silly photos at the expo.
|The plural of Elvis is Elvi, right? That's Joan, Sherri and me hamming it up at the Providence expo.|
|I got to meet Sutah, Maniac #53, at the Running Skirts booth during the expo.|
|Sherri and I drinking our craft Belgian beer out of plastic glow cups. Yes, it was fun!|
|Not a bad pic of WaterFire, for an iPhone.|
I had no idea that Providence was so hilly! The first half of the race had some very challenging hills, but we were rewarded by running through some beautiful, old neighborhoods. During the race I ran into a few Half Fanatics I knew (or knew of), including Kevin whom I believe is rockin' ALL of the Rock 'n' Roll races this year, including the ones in Europe! It's always fun to see a familiar face, or even just that familiar Half Fanatics blue. The last couple miles were in downtown Providence, and the last tenth of a mile was a steep uphill climb to the State House. While Sherri, Joan and I each ran at our own paces, we all hustled up that hill. It wasn't going to beat us!
|Providence finishers: Joan, Sherri and Sandy. Yep, we rocked it!|
This was a great weekend spent with two wonderful ladies! I highly recommend running in Providence, but be ready for the hills! And if you can make it to the WaterFire festival one year, by all means GO!