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Barnyard Dash 10k in the rain

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So ... since the Kentucky Derby Festival Half Marathon on April 25, I've run a total of 19 miles. That's less than 10 miles per month. And I found out the hard way that having a race on the calendar is about the only thing that will keep me motivated to get out there and run. 
In checking the www.pacersandracers.com site's race calendar, I found the Barnyard Dash that would be up in Starlight. It's not flat country up there but it's a race and is reasonably priced ($20 for the 10k run or 5k walk and comes with a tech t-shirt). And Matt agreed once again to run with me. Sucker. 
So here's the morning photo on the drive to Starlight ... 
Thank you to Tropical Storm Bill for the rain ... no, really. Because if it hadn't been raining, it would have been humid and hot and full of misery. As it was, it was a rainy race and partially full of misery due to the hills and not knowing where the water stops were going to be. And of course, not being prepared. At all. 
It w…