Also, Josh had to go back to states the day before the race.
So I had no support at race.
I picked up my packet. It was just a bib, and a bag. That's it!
Aussie races really need tips on race bags!
But the scenery of the race REALLY made up for the lack of goodies!
My night before meal was different.
I had spaghetti with pumpkin in it.
It was pretty good.
Josh had set up for me to ride with a family, who the husband works at Halliburton.
So I got a cab at four in the morning, rode across town, to a complete strangers house, and rode with them to the Gold Coast.
My cab driver was so sweet. He wouldn't leave me at the house until I knew for sure I was at the correct place. He said, "Doll, you just have a innocence about you an I don't ever want you to lose that."
By the end of the day they were no longer strangers, I was glad to gain some Australian running friends.
I did not get ANY pictures during the race.
I was really trying hard not to walk any. I only walked twice throughout the entire race.
Hey that is an improvement for me.
I mean, this was the least trained I have ever been for a race and ran a sub-five hour.
I know that is not a really good time, but for me, IT IS GREAT.
I am really happy with my time.
The scenery was amazing.
I can't wait go back to the Gold Coast to actually explore, and just be a beach bum.
Anyone that comes and visits, Gold Coast will for sure be on the bucket list.
When I was growing up, I had a mental picture of Australia; beaches, sun, nice people.
The Gold Coast was my picture to a tee.
So happy to have my first Australian race in a beautiful setting.