I can't believe my first half marathon has come and gone! All the months of training, all the sore muscles, all the pep talks, and all the low and high points... came down to last Saturday at 8:00 AM. It was one of the hardest but most fun things I have ever done in my life.
My friend, Ashley, and I loaded the car Friday morning and made our way over to Virginia. Added bonus was getting to see my sis, Molly, who we stayed with and whom, I might add, ROCKED that race after just having a baby 5 months ago! I also got to meet Rachel who is awesomely fun and flew in just to run with us!
We got up bright and early, 4:30 am, to be exact and headed to the metro.
Ashley and I looking pretty tired.
The metro was packed by the time we arrived in DC. I thought this view from the top was amazing!
Ashley, Molly, me and Rachel rocking our green glitter headbands, thanks to Sparkly Soul and our St. Patty's Day socks! We even made Pinterest!
Finally done and totally worn out!
My final time was 2:23. I was hoping for 2:10 but the run was super hilly. I can remember 7 hills right off the top of my head and one was quite the doozy! I will definitely train more for hills before I run another half. I can not even begin to tell you how awesome this race was. It was my first big race. 24,000 people! The crowd support was awesome. The views were beautiful and the weather could not have been nicer. Not to mention the amazing and beautiful girls I got to share it with. :-)
I totally wish I could run every race from here on out. I need some sponsors! (hint, hint) :-)
I think I have almost talked Molly into coming over for the Capital City Half on May 5th.
Any other good ones you guys would recommend? I'm so addicted now!