This morning, after 4 + years, I ran my second half. The Hibiscus.
The participating Stroller Warriors®, met for dinner last night to kick off a little mom’s night off, hotel overnighter celebrating, and then met again in the wee hours of the morning for the 5:30 start time.
While I didn’t beat my old time, I came as close as I could’ve and owe Payge much gratitude for helping me through the longest last two miles. While the hill at mile two was steep, the hill at 11 was just plain painful and getting to the conservatively marked finish shoot seemed to take forever.
Will I run another half? Absolutely! For me personally, I need to train all the way to 13 miles, which is the biggest difference in my training between the two halves and probably why I derailed a bit mentally at mile 11.
I’m so thankful for my hubby who watched the mongrels so I could stay downtown last night, cleaned the house before I arrived home and is currently making a Bostons pizza run as I type. I picked a good one!