Why Hello There!
I ran a half marathon this morning! I was slightly worried about this race and my time as getting my wisdom teeth out pretty much knocked me out of training for 3 weeks. I knew I would be able to finish the distance, but my goal of getting around 2:15 (shaving 15min off my first 1/2) was questionable.
Race Day Breakfast: Toast with Banana, 1 slice with Dark Chocolate Dreams, 1 slice with PB, Coffee on the side
these), Sharkies, and a Pre-Race GU. I actually forgot the GU at home but Danielle shared one with me!
I think I'm ready? See that stupid water bottle? Yeah, it bounced, A LOT. I am on the hunt for a belt that isn't bulky that can hold just one bottle. Any suggestions?
Left the house at 6:50 to pick up Danielle :) We headed to the start, promptly used the port-o-potties, and got ready to run!
Danielle had trained with the Running Room for this half marathon. It was her first one and girlfriend totally killed it!
Here is a breakdown of my km's:
1-3 - Danielle is fast, I keep up but know I won't be able to, FAACK, this water bottle is annoying, abandon water bottle
3-10 - Woah, I am at the 10th km already!?
11 - Ouch, the outside of my left foot is starting to have a dull ache (which happened to continue to the end of the run haha), eat my running ball
12 - Hello Lindsey!
14 - CRAMP. Forced to alternate walking and running a bit.
15 - I wonder what my time is? (I don't run with a watch) I only have 6km left! I can totally do this.
17 - Eat more Sharkies, drink more water (I think I may have overdone it with the water this race as I have felt unusually full all day and felt stuffed after the race)
19 - I can see the finish line area, only 2km left.
20 - Walk a bit (that darn hill is coming up)
21.3 - FINISH: 2:15:31
What a pleasant surprise! I paced myself perfectly. I didn't feel too sore. I could have probably kept going. Lovely.
Went to Cora for Brunch after, I was so full (weird) so I only ate about half of my Fruit Crunch.
Home, Nap, Shower, Gatorade, Great Day!