This is the official time from the half 4:59:20.3 22:51/M.
Completing the Half Marathon I must say has been a sense of accomplishment and excitement that no one could have explained to me, one that I never thought I would feel. The thoughts in my head, was that those things were for prime athletes, not for people like me. But, those things, are exactly for people like me, and it's those things that will help me become people like them. Healthy people. I call it priming the pump. You know a water well, when you have to pour water in it to get the pump started. Or you pump really hard for a bit, and nothing comes out even though you were working really hard. Then all of a sudden GUSSHHHHHHHHH. I might have those technical steps incorrect. But I'm sure you get the mental picture I'm trying to capture.
People who do 5K, 10K's Half Marathon's etc. All have their own personal goals. Some want to complete in record time, most want to just beat their own personal time, along with a variety of other reasons. For me, I want to be healthy, I want to stay insulin free, meds free. These are tools that allow me to do that.
I don't have to any of it, no problem. But then I will need to start taking shots and meds again, it's a choice. I choose to go the natural route, through diet and exercise. I want to start at point A and finish at point B. Sure I would like to beat my own personal time. But the idea is to get out there and move.
During the 1/2 marathon, and m friend James was doing everything he could to keep me from passing out from exhaustion or from my sugar dropping. He would look at his phone and say "Oh no, there's only 9% battery left, only 7% percent left" I told him shut that phone off. You better be able to take my picture at the finish line. He said okay, no problem, you want the picture, go faster. It was all we could do that last mile, and it was a running (pun intended) joke all the way to the finish line.
The entire experience has just taken on a life of it's own. I have signed up for a 5K Fun Obstacle Course with Inflatables in September.
The much debated Atlantic City Half Marathon I have decided to register for the 10K, with is 6 miles. With a goal of being able to do another Half in April of 2015. I will need to have a pace of at least a 16 min mile, but they recommend a pace of 14. Bottom line I need to be able to finish in 4 hours. My pace starts out great, for the for the first half. It's the second half that needs to improve. My Glutan for punishment running coach will resume his role as personal cheering squad.
I'm excited about it all. I had a fasting sugar of 79 this morning and I'm 4 pounds away from the town of 170.. Just crazy good.