Happy Sunday. I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend.
You may have heard I ran a little half marathon today. You may have also heard I was trying to sub 2 in that half marathon and sadly, I did not. Not even with all this motivation:
Nope. It wasn’t my day. I felt great this morning, I got up early and stretched out and did some planks and various other pre race stretches that I do. I am also happy to say that I had no stomach troubles but once the race started and I started running, I felt really stiff. I couldn’t get my stride right and everything felt forced. The first 6.5 miles were okay time wise and I finished them in around 1:02, but when I tried to kick in with negative splits for the second half, I just couldn’t. I felt pain in my hips and my achilles and I just couldn’t do it. It all fell apart in mile 7 and that’s when I realized this race was too much fun to be miserable so I just went with it and stopped when I had to and ran when I could. I stopped to take a picture somewhere around mile 7:
I think that was around mile 9 or 10 but I dont know which because my Garmin decided to play tricks on me and it was completely off. No matter, I wasn’t concerned about it’s trickery. I was concerned about getting to the finish line because my ultimate goal was this beauty:
The flip flop is detachable and they had a charm station where they would remove it and put it on a chain for you. I left mine on. I didn’t want to take my medal off. I may or may not still be wearing it.
My second reason for crossing the finish line:
Sparkling wine & chocolate chip cookies, yeah!
Official Chip time: 2:12:41 (My second worst time ever) 🙁
I’ll do an official review and recap tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime I have to plan my strategy for next Sunday when I will once again attempt the sub 2!
Do you have a goal time your trying to beat? How long have you been trying?