Whew! I’m baaack! And wanted to update you on a couple of things!
We finished the half marathon. And I am so glad that it is over with, lol! n the past, whenever I’d finish a race I was already planning the next one. But this time, I am content with solely focusing on barre classes, yoga, and shorter runs with my pup.
The weather was perfect for the race. Overcast and about 65-70 degrees. The course was an out and back….which isn’t my favorite, the second lap is always a little bit of a mental struggle for me.
I was using my “map my run” app during the race so I knew exactly where I was. The first 6 miles were great, I was hanging at a 9:30 pace. Once I got to mile 8, I gradually started to slow down. The last 2 miles seemed like they took FOREVER but I got a little burst of energy once I saw the finish line in the distance.
I finished close to 2:10. Not my best race, but just happy I made it. It’s been about 2 1/2 years since my last half, so I was/am a little out of practice! In retrospect, I should have incorporated more sprinting workouts into my training for sure.
The soreness lasted 2 days, ugh the next day was the WORST. Every time I walked I could feel my hips and knees pulling. Yuck. Once I made it to Monday, I was feeling a little more normal.
I did a Pure Barre class on Tuesday that week, so now I’m getting back into my regular routine. 🙂
So, my first blog conference is coming up this week!! EEK! When I signed up, it seemed so far away, I can’t believe it’s finally here. It’ll be great to connect with some fitness/healthy living bloggers and I’m hoping I’ll learn something too!
I’ll make sure to share details of the event next week!