(Sorry, still just catching up on some of these old race posts.)
My dad came out for this one! That was pretty dope. He was here with me yesterday for the Garden Valley half, and then we headed to New Jersey. I switched down from the Half to the 8k because I was just in a lot of general pain. My ankle kind of hurt. My foot hurt in general.
[Edited to add: I found out later I had an infected toe. Ew.]
Anyway, yeah, I slowly walked it, got a really cool medal, then went to lunch with my dad and his childhood friend (and that friend’s family). And it was a generally fun/cool time.
Another state included. Another 8k done. And on and on we go!