Boy oh boy!! This was an early race!!
My night before was far from what I had planned!! Had a great pasta dinner with hubby and friends got my packet and headed home for and early bed. Hubby went off to the movies so I thought go home put older kids to bed and go to bed. WRONG!! Came home to find a very sick girl. My 10 yr. had a fever and sever stomach cramps. I was up with her all night long. I got maybe an hour of sleep. Oh well!
My friend Shannon was running her first half and she was very excited! We got to the starting line and waited (glad I brought a blanket).
Before the race I told her that I would stay with her the whole time. She said that she would like that. I was a little sad I wouldn't be able to go for my 2 hr. but next time. I'm glad I got to run it slow because I was dealing with some sore shins and didn't want to cause any more problems.
Loved this course!! I am planning on running the marathon next year!!
Are first 2 miles were good, 9:30, 9:45....then we started to slow down. It killed me to see the times on my watch, but I kept telling myself how much I would have loved to have someone run with me on my first half. I'm glad I stuck with her.
By mile 9 my friends knee was really hurting her! We had to walk for a minute. When we hit mile 10 I got a little ahead of her and I turned around to wait for her and she told me to keep going so I pulled out all the stops and pushed hard.
It was hard to see the finish so early put it helped me push through because I know I was close!
Had a lot of fun and can't wait for next year!!
Next race....Timp half July 30. I am planning on pulling out all the stops and going for 2 hrs.