This race was experience was quite different than any other due to health issues I had experienced but looking back I feel I was "meant" to do it.
I applied for a new job at Southwest Airlines back in January. I had no clue if I'd get job but as race registration rolled around in February I went for it considering if I couldn't do the race wasn't too expensive. I think 40.00
The year before I did this one with a group of about 20 people from a Disney running Facebook group and there was a bunch of us that wanted to do again.
Broad street is a lottery race but you can sign up as teams so we felt like our chance may be better that way so I joined "team Cam Halen"
Luckily we all got into the race and I continued to train through this long cold winter.
Planning for this race didn't go well. There was a convention downtown so not reasonable hotel rates were available. Plans changed so much the family decided not to go and I was on
my own. Thankfully my awesome cousin Shannon said she'd go with me. It's about 7 hour drive to Philly. We decided to stay in Delaware near my friends house that I planned to run with.
So the week before the race my son got sick with a stomach virus. I always catch it. I just kept thinking please let me get it either Sunday-Wednesday so I can recover in time for the race. But of course I wake up Thursday morning before were supposed to leave puking. Ugh. We still said we try and go and I made it through night without throwing up more but then let's say it went to the other end. Now I love a good poop story. Never expecting a poop novel though. ALL WEEKEND LONG!! Sorry I know gross but sh*t happens
This was us before leaving
We took a lunch break and I tried to stay hydrated as much as possible. About 30 minutes from the city I had a state of emergency. Find me the closest bathroom!!! Looking back omg so funny in the moment not so much. I will always be more sympathetic to people with sensitive stomachs after this trip!
So we get to Delaware and checkin to hotel and headed to dinner with friends. I only had a small dinner salad too scared to eat.