When I was signing up for this race, they advertised this as "gentle rolling hills". Since I am used to the hilly courses of Atlanta and north Georgia, I was like "it is south Georgia, I got this." OYE! I can't say that they were really gentle... Fortunately, nature's beauty took control and got me up and down the hills along the way. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't Atlanta level hilly, but it wasn't as "gentle" as I had imagined - there were a few looooong hills. I admit that I was basically thinking "flat" so that might be my own fault. ;-)
Well, my sinuses did open. They decided to open and drain into my belly at mile 7. Oh my! My belly didn't feel so hot for a few miles. I wasn't at the point of being miserable - I mean, it's MY day and I am here to enjoy it. I sucked it up and just slowed down (a lot) in the second half. Things really spread out a lot in the back half of the course and I found myself being alone for stretches, but it gave me time to just enjoy nature's beauty.