We had a little bit of time to hang out and visit before the races started. I always enjoy this time to chat with everyone and get to know more people in this trail running community which is very new to me. I also ran into some friends from our Run Club who were there for the sport course and also had their little daughter running in the kids race too.
I ended up with an official time of 2:13 and change so I a) finished the race b) definitely had fun and c) came in 4th from last again so I guess I made that goal too. We hung around for a little while before heading off for Solana's house and some pool time.
We had a quick stop at the Salomon store in West Van to pick up free buffs they were giving out if you showed your race bib. We then made our way to Solana's place for a yummy BBQ lunch and lots of time to relax in the sun.
The pool wasn't quite an ice bath but it still felt good on my very sore legs from trudging up all those hills. I could tell I'd be sore the next morning which was unfortunate because our clinic run was 19km the next day (despite the soreness, it turned out just fine though!)
After everyone left Solana and I hung out a bit longer, tired from the race and all the sun. So what else would two tired girls do? Go out for sushi to cap off the day, of course! We had a great dinner at Solana's favorite sushi place and it was the perfect end to a very long, tiring but fun day.