Do you have a bucket list? I haven’t written mine out, but I have a lot of items in my head that I consider on the list. One of them: Run a half marathon. Today, I crossed that item off!
Yesterday, I drove over the bridge to pickup my race packet:
I love that they put our names on our numbers (plus we got tickets for free beer and shrimp and grits ;)):
Then…I got nervous. Wonderful surprises from friends and family (including a sweet note):
and a container of Grill 225 Brussels sprouts to eat post race (thank you Cookie, Hardy & Josh!!) calmed my nerves.
Then it was time:
I ran and ran and ran! I met a lot of awesome people throughout the race and finished strong (despite a tummy ache that started around mile 8):
Final time? According to the website I chipped at 1 hour 51 minutes and 34 seconds!! An 8 minute 30 second pace!! SO excited I finished, SO glad its over ;). A BIG thank you to my Aunt Lori who picked me up.
I used this training plan , but only followed the long run portion (I have been teaching 5 or 6 days a week and couldn’t do the other runs). It worked great.