Ready or not, Magda joined the Early Start crowd at the starting line. She didn't look too nervous, so I figured she'd do alright. Sometimes, the best thing for nerves is to start running the damn race, especially when it's freezing outside. With the early starters lined up, the race director gave her speech and gave them a modest countdown. When the race started, everyone ran in slow motion since the parking lot was slick with ice. They ran up the road for a quick out-n-back section before coming back through the start/finish area to begin lap 1 of 2 around Hagg Lake. Go Magda, Go!