I ran another half marathon!
I know, I’m sorry I’ve left you guys for so long but life has been crazy. I got home from camp, had a softball tournament, then it was the week of the fourth! It’s been nice to take a little break from typing any posts, but I’m still reading all of yours!
So yesterday I ran my second half marathon. I wasn’t planning on PR’ing or anything because I ran a different race 2 days before and I didn’t train as hard. I was just doing it for the experience, especially it being right in my hometown!
Pre race dinner =
I enjoyed the plain noodles very much. Still can’t believe I used to make them every night for dinner.
I wore my Mizuno Wave Elixir 8’s. My top is from H&M and my shorts from Kohls!
I had my go-to race breakfast of toast with peanut butter and banana. I ate a few beans, went to the bathroom, then headed to the start line!
Miles 1-3 were on the highway by the water. I was going at a pretty easy pace and there was a little breeze coming off the water. I was feeling good, not too hot!
mom took it from the car.. good attempt! 😉
I took lots of water. They had plenty of stops so us runners wouldn’t be dehydrated in the heat.
I remember hitting mile 7 and realizing I was over halfway done. I felt so good, I started speeding up!
It was really deceiving when you got to the park because you think you’re done but nope. You still had 2.5 more miles. I think they were the fastest miles I ever ran in a race. I was flying. Picking off people one by one!
I sprinted so fast at the finish. I felt great.
I ended up with a time of 1:45:51 – 4 minutes better than Cellcom! I was so pleased, especially since I was planning on taking it easy! If you know me though, that was never going to happen 😉
They had soo much good food after the race. Fruit, bread, egg bakes, cinnamon rolls, all natural peanut butter, hummus, crackers, you name it. I definitely ate my fair share of calories- hey, I deserved them!
I won my age group and was the 11th overall women. When I got home I took a 4 hour nap and did absolutely nothing the rest of the day. It was wonderful.
I am so, so happy I discovered my love for running and am so blessed to have the ability to. I hope everyone can find what they love and enjoy it!
Posts may start coming a little more frequent. I have so much to tell you guys!
xo, Leigha 😀