My friend Paige and I ran The Hot Trot 5K today at Lulu's in Gulf Shores! We found out real quick the reason for its name...it was HOT! But it was a lot of fun! I finished the 3.1 miles in 31:37! I was happy with that time considering the heat...I can't believe I ran it that well! Lulu's really knows how to throw a post race party! There was tons of food...strawberries, blueberries, grapes, bananas, oranges, watermelon, Subway sandwiches, and bear claws! Yummy!
Me and Paige before the race!
After the race, we visited the beach. It was devastating...oil was washing ashore.
There were tons of tar balls on the sand.
The workers were busy trying to get it all cleaned up.
It was heartbreaking seeing all this. And from what I have seen it got much worse as the day continued. The Gulf Coast needs a lot of prayer right now!
Tomorrow morning I am getting up at 3:30 AM! I am meeting the girls at 4:00 for a long run. Wish me luck!