i wanted it to be good.
and with that i will explain.
1. the course was great, but the weather was ridiculously hot
2. broken knee.
the first half (literally) was not bad. i was slower than my half marathon pace and i knew that was good. i felt strong and ready.
then mile 14 hit. and whamo. knee pain. SON OF BITCH. yes those words happened. BUT no sobbing this time...
|i clearly thought about sobbing|
but i knew i had to finish. i made a friend and we ran (mostly walked) the rest of it.
i think the st. jude race has it out for me. this was where i ran my first 1/2 marathon and i hit the wall hard at mile 11 then and walked. this race is the throwaway race for me in my book.
so i am taking a week or so off and starting slow. i have a marathon in march and i want to be healthy.
so here's to stretching, yoga (i bought classes...go me), strengthening and the all important having fun.
here is picture from mile 3 where i am having fun...
i actually had a lot of fun this race. it's amazing how nice people are. i am eternally grateful to my support system and all the people that came out to this race.
|i promised myself i would finish running.|
and the most important picture of all...
|TWO free beers.|
here's to getting the first out of the way and onto running more.
pictures except the last one because that one is mine...