Sooooo . . . I know, I procrastinate. Wild Hog 10 km race recap here we go. First of all, I know lots of people probably had a miserable time because it was wet wet wet but we had a great time. On the Friday, we made the 2 hour drive across the border into Grand Forks, ND. Checked into our super cheap Travelodge (it was clean and had wifi & breakfast, SOLD!), and then went to the expo to get our race kits. We got a glass and a great pair of socks and I must say, I actually like the race shirts. Long sleeved and not white! They were navy blue. Then we hit the pasta dinner which was actually super tasty and very convenient. Especially since I knew there was a lot of out of towners so restaurants would be busy etc.
Next, was a quick stop at Scheel's looking for race fuel and an ear warmer -- success on both counts. I tried a new fuel (totally not supposed to do that on race day, I know). I forget what they are called but they are almost like jujubes and I think they are made by GU. I will definitely use them again. Then back to the hotel to lay out our stuff for the early morning.
This is when we both started wondering what the hell we were thinking when we were packing. We knew it was going to be cool and possibly raining. All the forecasts said that. And yet, NEITHER of us packed our running jacket and Steph didn't have a long sleeved shirt. (Luckily, the race shirt was long sleeved so she ended up wearing that). What's even funnier is that I actually packed two garbage bags for us. The last time I showed up at a race where it was raining, I noticed many had garbage bags they were wearing until the start and then they peeled it off after the race started so they didn't get wet and cold while waiting. So yes, I had garbage bags and no jacket.
6 am, the alarm goes off and it's pouring and cold. We're dreading it. We get ready, we drive there, get an awesome parking spot and decide we are waiting in the car till the last possible minute. We were so early too. I was prepared for traffic and there was none. We napped for about 30 minutes in the car.