|This is at the 8 mile mark, on Virginia Street|
Still smiling, but starting to tire.
Up until the day of the race, I wasn't sure I could complete it, I knew I would have to power walk some of the steepest inclines in the South Hills portion of the course. It was hot and humid, it even sprinkled rain a few times. But this race has incredible energy. I met some great folks along the way, special shout out to Amy Kline from around Ironton, OH who got me through miles 10-13 with wit, insight and friendship-hope we meet up again.
Now, the Marshall half marathon in November isn't quite as frightening. But I'm still training.
Like crazy. I did 8.5 miles on Sunday and 5 miles on Tuesday, 5 more are scheduled for tomorrow morning at 6 A.M. Plus cross-fit classes Monday through Thursday. It isn't fun but it is compelling to see what you are made of.
|First ever CDR, so a personal best! Crossing that finish line felt great!|