I am so fortunate to have many friends who share in my hobby of running (I'm not sure it's really my hobby, more like an addiction- that by the way, I have really been weaning myself from this summer!) I think this post (two half marathons in a month) really burned me and I have enjoyed my little break this summer- just running short (3-5 mile) runs here an there. Anyway...after my first half mara in the fall, I knew it wouldn't be my last......so, I signed up for the Nashville Rock and Roll half marathon on April 28th....and for whatever reason (I called it training for the Nashville race), I signed up for the Germantown half marathon in March. I was really proud of myself in the improvements I made from my first race. I improved my time by 12 minutes from the first to the second! I ran the Germantown in 2:02 (a 9:20 pace) and felt really good the whole race...it was just one of those good running days for me.
|Nicole and I at the Germantown Half Marathon|
My Nashville trip was with two great friends, Kasey and Noel (and Kasey's friend, Meagan from Knoxville). It was a great weekend....except for those 2 hours and 8 minutes I was running....that was pretty miserable, well, at least the last hour of it!! The heat and the hills were a rough combination. I had heard stories of the "hills of Nashville", but really, I wasn't ready for those hills, we don't have those in Covington:) My goal was really to keep up with Kasey, she's a little faster runner than me, so I told her I was gonna stay with her as long as I could. Well, I did it! She beat me by 1 second!! We crossed the finish line together- grabbed a bunch of food and drinks, hit the port a potty and headed back to the finish line to watch Noel cross!
|Pre-race in the port a potty line|
|Post race - so thankful for this faithful friend, she's pretty special to me!|
|My box of food after the race- they had great goodies!! And no, I didn't drink that chocolate milk after the race!! Kasey told me it was great post race, but I tried one drink and said, "nah, not for me, I will stick with gatorade!!!"|
|Headed out to celebrate our race ( really we just wanted to eat!!)|