Today I now have 13 halfs under my belt!! It's hard to believe I have completed 5 so far this year, with plans for 2 more this year!!
In May my husband and I ran 3 halfs, giving us the opportunity to qualify to become half fanatics, we wore wear our shirts with pride for the first time for this race today.
I wasn't sure how this race would go because I have been sick with a cold for the last 2 weeks, no energy, running on fumes and haven't ran at all. I have 4 kids under 5 and getting rest and taking it easy is not an option, so it's go for walks, go to the park, wading pool, splash pad and everything else in our daily activities.
I went to bed at 8:30...
my princess Abigail picked last night of all nights that she wanted to nurse all night long, just for comfort... so not much sleep :(
Alarm goes off at 4am, of course princess was sleeping!!
Made my coffee ( I have to have at least 1 cup of coffee)
Drank some water, had some waffles..
Woke up Abby, nursed her... and was out the door shortly after 5am
It was a very scenic route along a river, and a lot of countryside, beautiful homes, and the weather was perfect! I ran with my DH for a few km... but he was in a zone and could not keep up to his pace.....
We crossed paths at the half way point, we blew each other kisses and we parted ways. I was so excited to use my garmin watch that my hubby got me for my early birthday present, it really helped me focus on keeping my pace, and letting me know how far I was, since the race we were doing was very small and had barely any route markers.
I wasn't striving for a personal best, but I knew I wanted to get 2 hours... so I kept my pace..and as always at the last 2 km I get a surge of energy that comes out of nowhere and I pick up the pace and thank goodness I did, I got my 2:00 finish!! So even though my husband and I can't always run the same pace, it is so rewarding to be able to see my wonderful husband at the finish line!!!!!