I arrived in Charlotte and met up with an old college friend Kaleigh. She is a runner but wasn't running the race with us. Since she works in Charlotte and lives nearby, she joined the night's festivities anyway. When Patrice and Alexis arrived in Charlotte, we went to the hotel to check-in. As we were standing there in line, a short, cute guy walks by with body guards.
Holy Crap! It's TI, the rapper!!!
It was a brief sighting, as he was leaving the hotel for a concert. But, this set in motion a lot of excitement for the rest of the night.
We went upstairs and got ready for the race, wearing our ridiculous costumes with hats that had drink holders in them.... Here are a few pre-race pictures:
Me in my fun hat and tutu, with two bottles of wine.
Patrice, Alexis, Amber, and myself getting ready to run
The run wasn't so bad. I ran/walked it and finished in 43 minutes. It was fun, I enjoyed running on the PAVED track (screw the Color Vibe in the middle of a farm!). Today my body is paying for it.
On our way home, we realized TI was behind us on the interstate! So we sped up a bit, knowing we needed to beat him to the hotel to find parking, since he didn't need parking. So we raced TI home! How's that for a fun story. And guess what?
We arrived JUST IN TIME!!!!
Yes if you look to the left, I'm in the background of this photo, WITH FREAKING TI!
Fun evening already! And we hadn't even gone out yet!
So we got ready and to go out and had a few drinks. Alexis had already left so just Kaleigh, me, Amber and Patrice went out.
Amber, Kaleigh, Patrice, and me
Me and Kaleigh
We went out in downtown Charlotte and all got much too drunk. I had never gotten drunk with Kaleigh so it was fun to see a different side of her.
I'm exhausted today and will be doing it all over again tonight for the All White Affair. Stay tuned for comparison photos from this year and last year!