hey guys! how is your sunday so far?? i hope it’s going great!
so as many of you guy know, i ran my first half marathon today! exciting stuff. it was the moo-cow half marathon/5k in petaluma (a city about 1 hr from san francisco). and now time for the recap that was bound to come….
oh and by the way, i woke up with a sore throat this morning. of course…just my luck.
5:00 am-alarm goes off
5:30 am-out the door and ready to goooo
6:00 am-arrive at the race car and eat breakfast in my car-banana, almonds/walnuts, and
candy cough drops
6:30 am-head to the start line and wait in the hugeeee bathroom line
7:00 am-off we go!
9:05 am-cross the finish line with a smile on my face 🙂
My time: 2 hrs 5 min (average pace of 9:36 min/mile)
not too bad considering i decided to do the race on friday and it was my first half marathon:)
My goal: to not walk any of the 13.1 miles
was my goal achieved….
YES IT WAS! woo hoo!
i am happy to say i was able to run all 13.1 miles. pshhh no walking for this girl! i am proud to say that is now my personal best for distance 🙂
how was the course you ask? roughhhh
throughout the entire course, it was rolling hills. up one hill. down a hill. up another hill. and so on… luckily the scenery was b-e-a-utiful! the name did the race justice. i saw plenty of cow, horses, and sheep. of course, with those animals came the beautiful smell that we all know and love. but i was able to get over that because i had so much fun!
another part i loved…instead of handing out medals at the end, they handed out cowbells! how cute is that?!
next up…wine country marathon on October 16! a full 26.2 miles. eep!
Have a great rest of the day fellow health freaks!
Question: Have you ever ran in a race before?