Posts Tagged ‘Half Marathon’
Lots of fun stuff has been going on recently! One of which was me running the Cleveland Rite Aid 10K.
If I am being 100% honest I was actually registered for this race as a half marathon runner so while I am a little disappointed that i let my training fall just a bit behind where it should be I was glad to at least show up and run 6.2 miles! So while the half marathon didn’t happen (I WILL get one in this year still) I was able to not only run with my running buddy Shelly, I also talked my mom into running it as well only 4 days before the actual event!
Yep, talk about preparing for a 10K in 4 days. Whoa. She is amazing and a true example of the fact that setting your mind to something truly does set you up to be achieve to achieve anything. Plus, there is nothing better than having a mother daughter before the race.
But I suppose the after run beer moment is probably a close second.
Shelly and I sought out to finish the race in 65 minutes or less and coming in at 1:03 we just made it! As far as my review of this race, it was a decent one. The course itself was actually a little tougher than I thought it would be… I had heard that Cleveland hosts some of the flattest races in Ohio (but I heard the Columbus half is an awesome one) and while I wasn’t surprised because the Komen Race for the Cure race typically has a hill or too there were some killer challenging moments in this race. What I liked about it was that even though it was smaller (or felt smaller) than Akron the finish was huge. They did a great job and even called out people’s names as they crossed the finish line which I think is a nice touch. I enjoyed this race and would absolutely consider doing it again- well I would try to step it up to the half. Shelly and I were very consistent through the entire race and we laughed afterward when we both agreed that there were moments when we wanted to quit but didn’t want to let the other one down… probably the best thing about having a running partner is constant encouragement and a drive to just keep going for your partner and yourself.
My mom did a fabulous job and finished at 1:14… well under her 1:20 goal. This was not only her first 10K race but her first time running 6 miles! I was so inspired by her commitment to herself and to challenging herself. While she is the most talented personal fitness instructor I know, running her a challenge for her as it was (and still is!) for me so to see her achieve something so amazing really inspired me to keep going.. to keep pushing… and to keep challenging myself.
Hence the reason I WILL get a half marathon in this year. It is my goal. I will do it.
I was just glad to hang out with some friends and enjoy a race!
Happy New Year Engaged & Running readers!!
I wasn’t sure the best way to approach the famous “2013 Resolutions” so I wrote a letter to myself and instead of trying to come up with a crazy creative post that may not actually inspire anyone I decided just to share my letter with all of you…