I ran my first half marathon Saturday - the Champoeg Half Marathon. I was very nervous about it on more levels than one...but I am happy to report that I'm very pleased with my results! The goal was to run it in 2:10 and I ended up running it in 1:52:44. I ranked #2 in my age group (keep in mind there were only 158 runners and only 15 in my age group - nothing exceptional by all means) . It was a difficult run but I felt great the whole time...until after the race when my stomach decided to have a mutiny against my body. Do any of the other runners out there have stomach "issues" after their long runs? Sorry, that might be too much information.
I really wouldn't have been able to do it without Wyatt. He has been my Runner's Widower for the last few months and I am so grateful that he's been patient with my running - and with me. Thanks for making me dinner! And waiting until 9pm to eat dinner with me! And thanks for making sure I ate the right foods (constantly reminding me that I need "more food" and "more carbs")! And thanks for meeting me in the middle of my long runs with some water! And thanks for sacrificing your Friday nights for my running!
Now I'm addicted...maybe a few more half-marathons and maybe when I'm 50 I'll do the real deal. We'll see.