We did it!!
*Above picture courtesy of Cassie 🙂
Not only did the three of us run the entire half marathon (no walking), but we all finished with great times!
As I mentioned before, my goals were to 1) run the entire 13.1 miles, 2) pace myself, 3) push myself a little bit, and 4) finish with less than a 10 minute per mile pace.
Well, I accomplished all of my goals. Plus, I finished with an overall average pace of 8:28. I was shocked! I had no idea I had it in me!
A lot of the credit goes to this girl right here. Let me tell ya, Cassie is speedy! 😉 I decided to begin the race with her and try to keep up as long as my body would let me. I figured I would end up trailing way behind at some point but I just kept pushing myself to stay with her. I did keep up with her until about the last mile when I began running out of gas. I tapered off a little, but still finished exactly 30 seconds behind her.
Although I was beyond exhausted by the very end, I was soo glad my knees and IT bands didn’t ever give me a problem during the race which I had been a little worried about.
The weather was nearly perfect! The temperature started out around 60 degrees and as we finished, it had climbed into the mid-70s. It would’ve felt hotter if the sun was out in full force, but it hid behind some clouds most of the morning and there was a cool breeze off the lake.
We celebrated afterwards with brunch at Kirkwood’s and a few drinks. I finally headed home and parked it on the couch to relax for the rest of the afternoon and evening with my two favorite boys! 🙂