On Sunday I was very relieved to learn that I do not have any form of bee allergy after being swarmed by bees and collecting 11 stings. After determining that I was fine, I channeled my inner Hermes (with some help from my feather-collecting friend, LauraLee) and ran the Women's Race.
I came in 23rd out of 261 participants and was 5th in my age group. I also shaved one minute off my best previous 2 mile time.
I think it was the feathers.