Well, we did it! Our Half took place on Sunday morning and went off without a hitch. Steph and I finished in 2:10:52, and we both felt great! Kevin finished in a little less than 2 hours. The course was a lot hillier than I remember it, but that, in my opinion, is what kept it fun and interesting. Lots of rocks and roots, twists and turns, and ups and downs. One had to keep their eye on the course, or else risk twisting an ankle! Constant vigilance!
I’m thinking that the Detroit Half (which I’ll be taking on in October) may be quite “boring” in comparison! Of course, that one will undoubtedly have a lot more people, which brings new excitement of it’s own. As expected, we weren’t able to get any pictures because my parents ended up taking Sophie to church with them rather than camping out in the morning chill to see us take off and finish, but I’ve got pictures in my mind. Memories.
To recover from the run, I walked on Monday morning, rested Tuesday, and then resumed normal running with Becky on Wednesday afternoon. I don’t have anything to train for for awhile now-it’s going to be nice to have the freedom to run whatever I’d like now that the weather is nicer. I think I’ll still make it a point to run a long run on the weekends, as I treasure those runs without the stroller and I do like to really push myself at least once per week.