For instance, at most races, I consider the "real runners" to be the ones running around 30 minutes before the race even starts, while I just awkwardly stretch out my leg muscles 10 minutes before start time.
Some say, if you run...you are a runner. I'm trying to embrace this philosophy!
With that said, I had my final half marathon of the season! I did fantastic with my bronchitis, and food issues until around mile 7. I started to count down the miles at this point, which any runner knows...is never a good thing.
Around mile 10, my feet hurt so bad, the numbness turned back into pain, and I started walking/jogging until mile 12. I finally thought...the faster I run, the sooner this will be over!
I finished at 2:38. my best time ever was 2:30 so I was on track to beat that if not for my issues.
I still had fun, the course was beautiful, and I am celebrating with one...or two glasses of wine while my feet are on ice.
The course is gorgeous!
medal number 12! I am in love with medals!