Fortunately, my friends are the RD’s, so I could bug them to find out my time. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I had come in at 58:13! A sub 1-hour made me VERY happy. Great return to racing and I was even happier to do it at a friend’s race and with so many friends around me.
And it was even better to get back to my house and find my baby was happy, cuddling with my mom (who had arrived while I was gone) and all was well on the home front.
Is it easy to get out the door to race when I have a baby? No…
Is it worth it? Yes… for my mental/emotional health absolutely!