2014 Bridge the Gap Half Marathon Quincy, IL
Saturday, May 17, 2014
I had a great race today in my home town after a somewhat disappointing marathon a few weeks ago. I decided to go into this race to just HAVE FUN and not look at any data on my watch.
This is me at 13 miles almost done!
I have been working with a coach the last year and a half and this had led to me becoming over focused on my times and taken a lot of the joy out of my running. Today I wanted to just "run by feel" and enjoy the race and I ended up with a time I was very pleased with.
This is me with two running friends. One local and one from St Louis. The one is the middle from St Louis is a writer and has an awesome running book called The Lola Papers. See link at bottom of blog.
She won the race for females. The gal on the right lives in my town but is from Mexico.
She's very fast so we call her Speedy Gonzales!
I took second in my age group and had a wonderful time at this race!
The weather was perfect. The course was very tough for the first half but still a really nice course.
The medals for the race were great too! Nicer than some of my marathon medals. It was a wonderful day! I think I will run all my summer
races data free!