I wanted a sub 2 hour half this year.
So I pushed. I pushed hard.
Awwwh, feels good to get that out of the way.
Now on to the next goal, but not before I tell you all about the Women's Half Marathon!!
Per my crazy non planning self I signed up Tuesday of last week. I have been planning to PR for Miami Half in December BUT I felt ready & I had a few friends running it... I was not to be left behind!
Race started at 7am... I left my house at 6:40am.
How awesome is that!?
I wasn't even late, the starting line is less than a mile away from my front door!
It was COLD. So happy that I got to the start line at 6:50...
but 5 minutes before the gun was to go off I discovered that I needed to pee.
So I had to stop around mile 3, but no biggie. I pee super fast!
The race was fun, they changed the course up a little from last year, which I love. I hate doing the same course twice. I like surprises... but I didn't see the GU around mile 6/7. Shame on me for relying on the course for my fuel. Good thing it was only a half or I would have been pissed off!
I just made sure to drink extra Gatorade and I was fine.
Mile 9 to 10 was the hardest and you can tell by my time... it was my slowest mile, it was also hilly!
But once I hit mile 10 and saw that I could be well under 2 hours I picked it up and ran as fast as my legs let me.
Throughout the Half there were ladies biking the course helping motivate runners! I thought that was pretty awesome but miles 12/13 were SUPER awesome for me because TWO of my friends were biking these miles which made me pick up my feet and push as hard as I could!
Thanks Courtney & Ginger, you guys totally lifted my spirits while my legs were screaming STOP!
Official Clock Time:
Isn't this metal super cute!? I love that the charm inside comes off & you can wear it everyday on a necklace!
This is the first race I really left all I had on the course.
I like knowing that I gave it my all.
(BTW I would like my legs back! I am still a little sore!!)
Afterwards friends & I went out for breakfast/lunch at the Orange Table!
|I just met the two ladies in the middle & they are AWESOME! Why are runners so cool?!|
|Mimosa's to celebrate our awesome PR's!|
|Gotta represent the TRIBE|
Such a fun race but the after party was much more fun! It is so amazing to have healthy & fit friends. I really don't know what I would do without my Cholla Chicks & Tribe friends. They are awesome & it makes being fit even more fun!!
What makes you love running & being healthy?