begin!? this was my first half since disney so i was actually going into it
hoping for a PR. it was the same course in brooklyn where i ran my first half
so i was definitely looking to redeem myself! the weather was MUCH warmer than
i expected && at that moment i knew i had to just take this race as it
have thought in early march id be wearing shorts && a tank top?! as
usual i laid out my outfit the night before && i was pretty excited
about it because it was st patrick's day themed!
&& i drove into brooklyn the day of the race with no problems
&& even found a KILLER parking spot [[which is SUPER rare in ny lol]]!
we walked to get him a coffee && i was able to shake my legs out a bit.
my nerves were high because i had way too many expectations. this has the tendency
to hinder my performance because i get TOO wrapped up in it all.
as i toed the
start line i decided a finish would be my goal for the race. considering all i
had been through training wise due to unexplained pain [[which has now been
diagnosed as fibromyalgia -- but ill save that for another day]] i knew all
that mattered was that i crossed that finish! the warm weather has a negative
effect on my running no matter how much i hydrate so i knew this would factor
into things as well.
itself is BEAUTIFUL! you run right along the water on an out && back
course && even go right under the verazanno bridge! i tried my best to
just listen to my music && get into a good groove. i was unable to settle
into a good pace && struggled ALOT! i had to stop to walk a few times
just to catch my breath && kind of talk myself into getting to the
the best part
about an out && back course is that i was able to see michael a few
times! that is always something for me to look forward to! he could tell i was
hurting but he knew damn well i wasnt giving up! i crossed the finish with a
course PR && i was happy just to have the medal around my neck!
i tried not
to think about it but in the back of my mind i couldnt help but to think about
running the nyc half the following weekend! i knew for sure it would be a
challenge but if you know me, you know my thought was CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! stay
tuned for my nyc half recap!!