LIFE UPDATE: Hey all… I am going to be cutting back to about 1 post a week (from 2), unless I can manage more. And, if I just happen to drop off for a bit, I’ll be back. I’m just trying to juggle all the balls right now. We got some devastating news recently in our family. I don’t plan to go into all the details on here, because I need to keep it private for my family. With the busy spring season with all the sports, Autumn wrapping up her 8th grade year, etc., etc. and now this… it’s just going to be A LOT. I may not be as active on here as I would like to be. So, bear with me… I usually slow down on here a bit during the summer anyway, so I’m hoping to get back to 2 posts a week in the early fall. But, right now… I just need to take it one day at a time. Thanks for following along and I would appreciate any prayers for our family right now, especially for Thursday. This is all not very fun. 🙁
Whew!! Half marathon #18!!! I did a little below my average for this one, which was ok since I felt I was running up hill quite a lot! Ha, ha! I finished at 2:11:32 and at 45 years old, I’ll take it!! I will say, training for this one wasn’t my best and I was not feeling like my usual energetic self this morning. But, I pushed through and thank goodness for gel packs and happy people cheering you on! It was such a beautiful day for a run and I enjoyed a lovely post race nap afterwards. My hubby was so sweet to get up early this morning to drive me and cheer me on. Not sure what I’d do without him! I’m already signed up for a half marathon this fall, so I’m hoping to train outdoors more and tweak some things.
Here I am before the race by the start line. It was about 37 degrees at start, but the sun was out and it didn’t feel cold at all once I started running.
The medal… man, do I have a collection of medals. I have a lot of St. Louis Go! medals, since I run this race most of the time in the spring.
Here are my race stats for the 2023 St. Louis Go!:
I’m already signed up for a fall half marathon, the MO’ Cowbell. I really need to look into some other half marathons eventually, because I’ve stuck to the same spring/fall races the last two years. For the St. Louis Go! I trained indoors for EVERY training run, which is unusual for me. It has just been really hectic at home and the weather this winter hasn’t been great for me to get out early on a Saturday morning. I typically increase my speed after each half marathon I do and I hope it’ll pay off when I do the fall race (which is more flat). There was a lot of hills for this race (which the St. Louis Go! is always hilly), but I’d like to add in more hill training throughout the entire year. Anyway, I’m ready to take a little break and then training for the fall will probably start in June!
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