I’m not going to hold you in suspense until the end of the post, so you can hear how I did at the I run for Chocolate & Champagne Half Marathon on Saturday.
I ROCKED IT!!!!
My goal was 2 hr 30 and I came in at 2 hr 26!! 🙂
(That is 42 minutes faster than the Robie Creek half – which is no comparison at all due to the steep incline of that beast).
BUT STILL!!! A personal record is a personal record, and this is by far the fastest I have EVER ran 13.1 miles.
The weather was perfect on race morning. Overcast and 60’s. It wasn’t hot, or too sunny, or too cold, or rainy. It was perfect!
I ran for the first hour before I even had to stop to and take a gu & walk break. I was pretty stoked with my time splits at this point. I was over 5 miles at the hour mark.
I loved the motivational signs along the way.
I was super excited when I hit the 2 hr mark and I was at 11 miles. At that point I knew I was going to make my goal.
I kept pushing it until I saw J. Alabama at mile marker 13.
He was a great cheerleader. And he even ran most of the last .10 of the race with me.
I had to tell him to get his paparazzi camera out of my face because he was running backwards in front of me trying to get the perfect shot, and was kind of in my way. LOL.
And I pushed it through until I crossed that finish line. I still can’t believe I made it in 2 hrs 26 minutes! Wooooooo hoooooo!!!
Then it was time for celebratory Champagne & Chocolate.
Champagne Glass filled with chocolate.
Ah yes, there is table full of champagne. Don’t mind if I do!
Not the best self taken photo of J. and I, but I had to get a picture of my camera man!
He has been to 13 out of 16 of my races. I love that he is so supportive of me and my crazy racing addiction. LOL!
Then he took me to a nice sushi & sake lunch at Raw Sushi to celebrate my rockin’ race!
CHEERS!!! And I told him I would not be taking off my race medal for the rest of the day. I totally earned that thing!
Happy Racing friends!!
And I would just like to wish Beyond Destination 26.2 Dad a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
My dad is pretty darn cool! And I am just so proud to call him my dad!
Happy Birthday DAD! I love you!!!