We got there Friday evening. It was sort of a ghetto of a hotel (motel?). It had no AC and reeked of smoke, but it had the two rooms and so that was good.
Apparently we are the type of parents that let our kids run amok and do things they are not allowed to do at our home. Like jump on the beds:
We went out to the ever-popular restaurant, Beau Jo's Pizza. Ben had gone their a bunch of times as a youth and we had actually gone once when Miles was a teeny tiny baby. Since it was in the town where we were staying, we thought it would be a fun place to go.
After we had gone and gotten my race bib and shirt, we headed back to our room. The kids got to watch some movie I'd rented from the library and then it was bed-time. After separating them from all being on the bed, they finally fell asleep.
Saturday morning was a first for the kids: Saturday morning cartoons!
Then we headed up to my race starting point. It was a little cool there (but hardly, really).
Well after this picture I pretty much started to decline in health! Oh I felt bad. I had to sit in the shade and when I did start walking around, I would have to stop and sit before I fainted. I remembered being a little like this after my Moab 1/2. Running in the hot sun is not good for me - I don't think I tolerate it very well. I thought it would be a cooler run, but pretty much all of the 13.1 miles were in the hot sun. Yuck.
I couldn't eat nor drink hardly anything - though my body needed it. We walked back to the park and the kids played some more - while I sat in the car with the AC on. I had started feeling less faint, but then I was just so nauseous and sick to my stomach. I'm not sure if it was just a combo of the heat, the sun, the elevation (running at 10,000 feet), and the exertion that did this - or if I had some type of stomach ache unrelated to the race (since I'm still feeling not-so-great, but not-as-bad, today. . .)? Who knows, but it sure soured my run and the day. Boohoo.
We stopped at Grand Junction on the way home so the kids could enjoy the splash pad. So fun for the kids.
So there was the weekend. Pretty fun. Pretty great race. Pretty lame post-race.