Yep, I did this race again. Please, please remind me next year that I don't like running it! :) It's so hard. It's harder than the half-marathons I've done. Wow, it's 6 miles all up (okay, there are 2 itty-bitty down-hills, but not even then until the last mile) with a gain of 2,000 feet. As soon as you start, you are climbing. I thought in that first mile and a half (the hardest in my opinion): "I can't do this. Maybe this will be the year I have to walk some it." But I didn't. Slow and steady I once again ran it all. I finished up with just about the same time as I always do: 1:13.
The weather for my race was great. Cool and cloudy. It could have even had it cooler, but I'll definitely take what I got. It started raining slightly for the last mile or so. During awards and raffle prizes, it even started snowing. Awesome.
I think I have now conquered the "childbirth" race 4 times, so I am done. Maybe next year some of our family will walk it together . . . that sounds a least partly enjoyable!