We piled onto the bus and headed for Spooner Lake. We were all giddy with excitement, taking lots of pictures in the bus.
We met up with a few more people at the start, used the facilities and found a place to drop our bags. Posed for a few more pics, then headed down to the start.
(trish anticipating the pain ahead!)
The sun was just rising and we started out. The weather was absolutely perfect; alittle chilly and breezy. My goal was to take the start nice and easy, which I did. The altitude didn't seem to be bothering me at all. I settled into the back of the pack where I feel most comfortable. Kym and I partnered up and took our time. The trail was beautiful from start to finish. We felt good heading into the first aid station where we saw Dave (Kym's husband) coming back. He was running just a short distance.
(Dave took this pic of us early on)
We moved quickly through the aid stations which were about 6 miles apart. The volunteers and food were first rate.
(she was feeling alittle like this wilted flower)