|This is beautiful Carissa.|
Over time our partnership has grown from running accountability to life accountability. We check in with each other, lamenting when life is super tough and celebrating when we're in a season of victory. We pray for each other. Carissa rolls her eyes at my crazy antics and laughs at my jokes. I appreciate her take-charge attitude. Going somewhere with Carissa is like going somewhere with Curt. She does all the planning, takes care of the details and I just show up at the appointed time (or maybe a few minutes late). Like I said, we're good partners.
|Us before our race.|
Our goal for this race was to run fast and beat our previous best times. For me, that meant anything under an hour and 46 minutes (1:46). For Carissa, it was anything under 1:51. We thought if we ran a great race we could finish in 1:45 (a flat eight minute mile pace), although we were both hoping for our time to read anything with a 7 in front of it for our pace.