In actuality, THIS was the race course. You might be able to see the resemblance. Race Report
Time:56:55   Distance:8K   Pace:11:27
Started off the morning hanging out with Patti, my sister, Jean, and 40,000 of our closest running buddies, waiting to start the 2010 Shamrock Shuffle. It took 33 minutes to cross the start line, and our first mile was about 12:00. Sure, we could have tried to haul through the crowd weaving and zig-zagging, but is it worth it?
Despite the fact that we were no where near the last to finish, they were out of bananas. They were also out of some sort of Nabisco 100 Calorie packs. All they had were potato chips. Of course, I got all steamed up that the race organizers felt it was appropriate to give runners potato chips as a post-race snack. Then I ate a whole bag. We froze our butts off on the way to the car and packed it up to head home.
It wasnt my fastest race, but I can sure tell you it was a heck of a lot better than my most recent one (Miami) :) And, most importantly, I beat my sister by a second (or a bit less, but that still counts).