May 19, 2013 dawned overcast but warmish - a perfect day for a Half Marathon!
Saturday evening several of us gathered at the Old Spaghetti Factory in SW Portland for a carby dinner.
Renzryd, GayeMC, GetFit2Live and Dale, and Bill and I had a delicious dinner (they instructed me in the finer points of mizithra!) and loads of great conversation.
The next morning, Renzryd, GetFit2Live and Dale, and Kashmir and I met up for a photo pre-race.
It was a lovely morning, at least for a bit.
It stayed mostly overcast and cool, but we dodged the rain.
This was my 5th Half, and my slowest by 2 minutes. For being alone on the course though, I had a good time. I walked the whole thing, and while I was wobbly at the finish LOL I felt pretty good, and today I'm not feeling too badly. I'm a little stiff when I stand up from my desk, but after a few steps I'm loosened back up.
I'm fairly certain this new form of therapy helped me feel better!
From the bottom up - Maggie, Bubbie, Pudgy, and Ben - they all sacrificed their comfort and playtime to curl up on/near me to help me feel better! Ms. Millie opted to send me healing thoughts from a pillow across the room; she likes her space.
Overall, it was a good busy weekend. I scored a new Fitbit badge with over 33,000 steps for the day.
That's a total of 18.5 miles and 35 floors climbed.
My next challenge is the Portland Half Marathon. I'll be doing that one with GayeMC and I'm very excited about it - yes, already. I enjoy doing races, but it's been a while since I've had someone to do one ~with~ and that makes all the difference in the world.
For anyone out there who was on the course and finished upright and smiling yesterday - Congrats!
I've got a blog or two percolating in my brain, so I'm hoping to put down a few more words soon. Until then.............