So, I didn’t train for this half marathon at all. I thought I would have a lot more time but my job overwhelmed me and I finally got the hang of when I could fit in my runs toward the very end of my ideal training schedule. I determined that if I want to run, it has to be over lunch break because it’s way too dark before and after work.
I did run a 10k a few weeks prior to the half marathon, just so I knew I could guarantee a 6 mile run. This was my longest run of my training before I did my half marathon. Yes, I’m not joking. I wish I were.
So going through my mind as race weekend approached:
It was really cold on race morning and I dressed in capris, a long sleeve and then my brand new “We are Unstoppable” Boston shirt. I had a hoodie and gloves on, as well as a blanket up until 5 minutes before the race.
As the sun started coming up, I was way overdressed and wished I hadn’t worn a long sleeve. As I watched people shed their layers, I almost thought about grabbing some girls super cute pullover that she threw off. But I didn’t see where it went ha!
Favorite Moments of the race:
Honestly, I fell in love with this race and want to do more Rock N Roll half marathons!
I expected to have a terrible race time, but I was only 1 minute off from my first half marathon and I stopped at every fueling station and did all of the above acts. So I was completely content with running a 1:46:08 considering I didn’t train at all for the half marathon and had a blast!
Here are the half marathons in the series that I would love love love to race in. I definitely would train for them this time, that’s for sure. Just because I know I can break my PR easily!
Close enough to possibly have a chance to race in:
I can’t afford to purchase my race photos because they are extremely expensive, so you’ll have to deal with these beauties and their marks.
8:15, 7:40, 7:56, 7:47, 7:49, 7:47, 7:58, 8:24, 8:34, 8:12, 8:29, 7:40, 8:07, 1:33(.2) can you tell when it got hilly and where I took drink/eating breaks?
So in conclusion, if you ever get a chance to run a Rock N Roll half marathon, TAKE IT!! I know I will!
Oh my goodness, do I have a lot to fill you in on! Since graduating I have started a camp counselor job and rekindled friendships from high school and gained some new friends as well!
The best things in life are being able to pick up right where you left off with friends and that is what has happened this summer. I work from about 9am to 4pm every weekday and then I am either spending time with my family or my friends!
Our favorite activities are definitely getting snobiz which is a shaved ice place 🙂 If you follow me on twitter and instagram then you have been filled with information about my daily doings.
Just a few pals after a work dinner. Which by the way, I absolutely love everyone I work with and I am so grateful for receiving the job because it is adding to an incredible summer!
I ran my farthest run of the summer the other day and it wasn’t planned at all. I was just having such a good playlist and beautiful weather. I even set new records on my garmin haha.
The awesome playlist
Then I’ve been getting extremely tan at summer camp
I received my diploma and it has my honors on it! Cum Laude baby!
And lastly, Big Brother UK has started and Big Brother US will be starting soon. Summer has officially begun!
I also officially signed up for the Rock N Roll St Louis Half Marathon and couldn’t be more excited about it!!!
Now I am planning our trip to Seattle and Vancouver. So if you have any suggestions of where I need to go, let me know!! Hope all is well 🙂