There was a little more daylight than this when I got down there Sunday morning.
The race started at the steps of the State Capital
Today I visited the boob Dr. for my 6 mo. check up. I had my 6 mo. ultrasound earlier in the week & my yearly mammogram. Oh what fun. In keeping with the last several years I have yet another "spot" to watch but the Dr. isn't concerned about it. I just have to see her again in 6 mos.
Last January when I saw her she was telling me all about how she'd been training for her first marathon but had gotten injured & wasn't able to run it. She'd been running 5K's & Half's before that. I mentioned to her that I'd been running but didn't think I could do a Half. She assured me I could & encouraged me to train. I thought about it & a couple of days later is when I signed up for the Woman's Half Marathon. I saw my Dr. at the starting line of Woman's & she told me she was recovering from a knee issue but was feeling good. I didn't see her after that but she finished a couple of minutes before me. She's 10 years older than me so it just goes to show you that everyone is different & age doesn't necessarily mean you'll be fast or slow.
At today's appt. we talked about our races. She finished the full in 5:20, 20 minutes faster than her goal. She said she had friends with her the whole run & they chatted & it was great. She said she felt fine afterwards too. I can't imagine!
I'm sure some of you think I'm leading up to saying that I'm going to run a full. You'd be wrong. Ha! I have no desire. I'm so incredibly proud of myself for training for a 5K & completing the first one & continuing on & completing the half's. I've never been an athlete (I don't consider myself one now either), I tend to not follow through with grandiose plans either! So all of this is a really big deal to me. I'm not fast by any means & I'm not the slowest one out there but that's ok. Some days I feel like crap & don't think I'll be able to make it to 2 miles. Some days I feel good. All this to say if you've thought about training but haven't pulled the trigger - DO IT! You'll be glad you did.