Okay, okay. I don’t want to be a blog slacker! I can’t believe I didn’t post anything after I ran my half-marathon on turkey day! Oh, maybe it was because I had to come home, take a fast shower and prep my first turkey ever! Yes, I was a turkey virgin… but no longer! I don’t know if I ever want to do it again though. You see, I am not a big fan of touching uncooked dead animals. Yeah, so sticking my hands inside that turkey was not so pleasant. Yuck! I don’t even like to eat anything with skin and bones! EEW!
Okay, anyway, I did say that I ran a 1/2 marathon and I guess this is a running blog, not a turkey blog. Why would I run on Thanksgiving? Oh, so I could come home and eat whatever I want. Or maybe so I could forgive myself for eating those two Krispie Kreme doughnuts right after the race…. well, I guess if I hadn’t finished the race then I wouldn’t have eaten doughnuts anyway. And why do some people spell donuts this way and other people spell doughnuts that way?
Okay, I am getting off topic again. The race was…. well… kind of difficult. First of all, I had my competition running right next to me so I had to keep up the pace to prove that I could be fast if I wanted to. And, why in the world is it over 80 degrees on Thanksgiving Day?? So, that didn’t help. I definitely needed the water stations to be every half mile instead of every 1.5 miles! Well, despite it all, I set a PR (personal record) of 2:07:11. But I about keeled over at the finish line. Before the race started we talked about how we actually needed to run 16 miles this week as per our training schedule. We talked about finishing the half-marathon and then continuing our running till we made the 16 miles. Ha! That was just a silly suggestion. So, now we have to run those darn miles tomorrow. Crap. Will we make it?