Way back in October, my sister-in-law in Dallas, Laura, asked a few of us other sisters-in-law if we wanted to come up and do this Hot Chocolate Run with her, happening at the beginning of February.
Since I'm always up for chocolate and some cool race swag, I agreed. Joy, my Austin sister-in-law, also signed up. We were going to do the 15k, and Laura (who would be about 7 months pregnant in Feb) was going to do the 5k.
|Alia, Christa, Joy, and a giant mug of Hot Chocolate|
The morning of the race dawned perfectly cool and overcast. Joy, Laura, and I managed to do some tricky, back-road maneuvering to miss most of the crazy traffic and get Laura to her start on time. We managed to find Alia (due to a small miracle) before the race, snapped a few pictures and got ready to go.
Alia, who had been doing a LOT of training for this race, was going to run ahead and try for a new PR. I was going to stick with Joy and hope she could distract me enough to make it through 9.3ish miles.
|Posing with our post-race "hot chocolate" bowl: some melted chocolate w/ various dippers, and a cup of hot cocoa.|
|Joy eating her hard-earned chocolate dipped banana|
|Sharing with my bowl with Lily to thank her for coming and waiting for us in the cold, windy weather|