Historic St. Mary's City and St. Mary's College of Maryland are located next to each in Southern Maryland.
I headed for the start line, quick picture and ran into some Sparkle Skirts Sisters while we were all wearing different skirts! I love that I always see "sisters" at my races. It feels like family!
The race started in pouring rain which lasted until about mile six. The race initially went through the college and then out to the highway. Mile four was a hill for about a mile but the downhill was great. Not a lot of race support but plenty of water/hydration stops due to the highway and mile six was beautiful through a lovely waterfront neighborhood. I got rid of my rain poncho at this point as I was starting to really overheat.
The rain stopped about mile 7 and the rest of the race was beautiful-lovely neighborhoods with shade and river while the race ended in Historic St. Mary's City.
I was happy to finish and loved showing off my Sparkle Skirt since it matched the medal. I would run this race again and hopefully not in the pouring rain!
Till next time and remember, my journey continues...If you can dream it, you can do it as Walt Disney said!