Goal Achieved! The Rollin' Oats Trop 10K at St. Pete Run Fest was an incredible race. My dear friend and sister in Christ, Terry, ran with me, and we not only finished under an hour and a half, but we ran the whole time! Not to mention we had a blast running together.
The weather was overcast with high 60's to low 70's and a gentle breeze. We couldn't have prayed for a more perfect day to race.
This is the second year of St. Pete Run Fest, and the first year for a 10K to be included. The course started in front of the Dali Museum, and looped around some of the downtown streets before heading up 1st Ave South (slight incline) all the way to Tropicana Field where we got to do a lap inside the stadium.
Then the course went beyond the Trop, looped back around to Central Avenue, and we followed the slight decline all the way to the waterfront. At the point where we were coming up to Bayshore Drive SE, there was only about 0.2 miles to go.
Today, I ran my lo…