Sunday, March 04, 2012
So after I posted yesterday's blog -chocked full of excitement, I got a little worried.
"Oh dear, what if it wasn't as much fun as I remembered? What if I get disappointed? What if I disappoint my family? What if I can't do it?"
Ridiculous, right? I've been training for months.
Husband got a few pics....1st one before the race.
I don't know who I was waving at, but it looks like I was glad to see 'em!
Okay, so I had as much fun as I thought I'd have. It really was everything I'd hoped. The weather could not have been better. The spectators are great, and my personal cheerleaders were scattered out about every couple of miles. That is a great boost when you start lagging!
I ran the Half marathon in 3 hours and 1 minute. My goal was 3 hours so I think I'll be happy with that. What I'm really proud of is that I kept my pace (13.8 min/mile). That's slow for a whole lot of folks, but I started this journey walking a 20 minute/mile.
Can you believe that I came across this chair after the race? I'm not sure what it was doing there, but I took a minute to "get off my feet".
Speaking of feet- the toes of my left foot are my big sore spot this afternoon. I have bursitis (SP?) in that foot, and it's a bit inflamed. That's alright. It held up to do what needed done, and now it's resting comfortably in the recliner.
Now a few days off. I don't have to think about running until later this week, and then it's only 2 and 3 mile runs. I'm more determined than ever to run St. Jude's half marathon in December. Thank you for the well wishes Sparkers! Oh dear, I'm tired!