In order to get a fall half marathon in this year with our crazy schedule, I had to do a little research and knew it would probably require some traveling.
I happened to find one in Louisville (close to us!), on a Saturday (of a semi free weekend!), before the depths of coldness of December (hooray!). It was win win win all round.
Never mind we had just returned from vacation.
(Who needs sleep?)
Plus I talked my friend Libby into doing it as well...misery loves company, right?
Even though we had just been gone, I was excited for the race and felt fairly confident about it.
I had gotten my long runs in before our trip and was able to squeeze in some running in Hawaii between the mai tais.
I really, really, really wanted to PR this race.
That was my goal all along.
PR, don't stop (besides water) and kick booty.
Well between the hills, (stupid) sugar/stomach issues and some just all around blahness, that didn't happen. And mentally I'm still not okay with it but with time I will be.
My time (2:02:30) was better than the Pig and for a hilly race my time was pretty decent (to me) BUT I wanted to do better. I am
really slightly hard on myself when it comes to running.
But I keep reminding myself that I DID IT and I ran 13.1 stinkin' miles at lived to tell about it.
Not to mention this was my 5th half marathon.
Coming from a girl that used to DESPISE running, that is kind of cool- no matter what my time was.
-new city to run in
-cool finisher medal
Plus I rewarded myself with new running pants from Target so that helps a little ;). I guess that means I have to keep running!