This all started a few months ago when Alex's friends started talking about running the race. Alex didn't want to run it because of her knee, so she asked me and her other friend Laura if we'd walk the 8km distance with her. We both thought it would be cool to get a "sports kilt" and spend the day with friends.
I'd never been to Perth before, and neither had Alex, but we decided we'd carpool and google map with my Iphone. It's not a really big town, so we drove there, parked where we thought it was close-ish to the race area and it turned out we were right. Asked around and got pointed in the right direction, picked up our kilts and race bibs and found some of Alex's friends shortly after.
I was a bit dismayed at first that my kilt was not like everyone else's. It didn't have the same tartan, it didn't have the belts on the side closure. But then I realized it was way cooler... it had a big strip of velcro to close it, a secret pocket, a crest at the closure that said "Sport Kilt" and best of all, the material was thinner than the main kilt! Turns out, Laura and a bunch of other people had the same kilt, so I was happy I wasn't the only one.
We lined up for the race
and a really loud gun went off... ZOOM, everyone took off and we began to mosey LOL
Now I need to sign up for more races, I haven't run much lately, so I need to get my butt on track again.