|on my way there. left the house at 4:30 a.m.|
|fog headed into the mountains|
The bad: It was my longest half ever!
The good: I finished the race!
The bad: I knew no one going into the race.
The good: I did it on purpose so I couldn't call or complain to people during the race. I wanted to do this one by myself for the knowledge that I can rely on myself to for 13.1 miles.
The bad: There were hills! Who knew that the Adirondack Mountains had "hills"?!?!
The good: I can finally walk down the stairs without holding my breath because of the pain in my quads.
|LP ski jumps in the background|
The bad: It was hot (well, not hot-hot, but hot to me).
The good: I'm really good at sweating. And there were water stops almost every mile so I had plenty of hydration (that I readily accepted)!
|they just announced my name coming into the finish line|
The bad: I sweated a LOT!
The really bad: I stopped sweating somewhere between mile 9 and 9.5. I noticed because I started shivering when I was in the shade and was fine in the sun. STRANGE! I don't shiver when I'm running and it is above 40F. So considering it was just over 70F and I was shivering I decided self-preservation above all else. I pretty much walked the end of the course. I'm fine with this. I'm here. I finished. I can write my story. Now I just need to figure out WHY this happened.
|smile?...right now?...crap, of course I have to smile :)|
155 of 240 in females 30-39
873 of 1255 overall
I did it!!!
|one of the views|
I thought I was going to cry or throw up by the time I made it to my car.
I did neither!
|i'd never seen the olympic rings in person before|
|my bib and medal|