There weren't any mile markers on the course so it was difficult to gauge my speed but I was going hard. Near the end there was a very curvy paved section but the rain had soaked the path too much to run it with my slippery toe shoes so I took the thick grass next to it with the squirrel holes and a tree branch clean swept my sunglasses off the top of my head in the sprint. I slowed slightly for two steps and then thought....nah I'm not wasting 30 seconds on this issue, I have enough to worry about here. And why was I wearing sunglasses for a night run? Because the wind gusts before we started were throwing LARGE amounts of painful dirt in our eyes! That was right before lightning hit the hill above us and started it on fire. Luckily the smoke was blowing uphill! And poor Tim had the keys to the girls' car and he was huddled with screaming Calli under a tree, but he still cheered me on as I flew by!
After finishing there was no time to celebrate. I ran back up the hill to Tim and the kids, ran more uphill to look for my lost glasses (I saw a guy cheering and asked, "did you see some sunglasses around here?" He replied, "I can't see anything!"), found my glasses, and ran to the car with the keys to get us girls out of that insane rain! So the race was mainly Madness without any Moonlight. I finished a little ahead of my comrades, 32:01 and 11th in my age group out of 61 runners. For the training I put in and the course conditions I'm very happy with that time.