Some fun swag in the bag...cute running-theme chocolates! How have I not opened them yet? So unlike me!
My favorite moment, besides seeing my family show up, I think would have to be the firefighters at every intersection (some looped around so I saw some of the same guys two or three times) and the volunteers who went around the course either by car or by bike and stopped to cheer every couple of miles. They were just the boost I needed, when I saw them! So nice! I also got a huge kick out of someone who kept yelling: "Go One-Thirteen!" and I almost corrected them the second time (um...thanks, but a half is Thirteen-One!") Then I realized he was shouting my number: 113!
A fitting number for my first half marathon, and my first bling! Yeay!
So I had a great run, I finished well under my goal, but I believe I left room for improvement on my "real" first half in two weeks. I'm not sure how much I will be out this week running...I have a 5k next weekend in my childhood home town to support the local library. I will definitely take tomorrow off, but I'm looking forward to getting back out there! I also might have to go shoe shopping this week, since my new shoes were such a bust. I ran the race in my old ones, which were fine-ish, but I can feel my back and knees in that way I feel it when I need more cushioning in my shoe.