I’ve been walking on air all day! I am just so excited that I completed my race, and faster than I thought. I remember when I looked at my watch and thought, “hey, I bet I can do this in under 3 hours”, and that kept me running much more than I wanted to for the last couple of miles. So happy to have reached that goal (though impromptu 😉 ). 2:57:33.
Tomorrow is my first meeting with my new trainer. I’m still a bit sore from the race (legs improving, left shoulder hurting a ton for no apparent reason but must be related) so I’m hoping it’s a fairly easy session…I learned that he ran the race as well (a bit faster than me, I looked it up and he was under 1:30) so at least he’ll understand.
I’m planning a couple shorter races to finish out the year, and then it’ll be Phoenix Rock n Roll Time. I am so amused by myself–a few months ago I was laughing (kindly of course 🙂 ) at people who were crazy enough to run and now I’m totally psyched to keep going. Funny how that works!!
One thing I forgot: Here’s an up close photo of the medal I received for finishing the race (now hanging on my bedroom dresser mirror).
(The “One Final Journey” refers to the fact that the race was bought out by the Rock n Roll people and will be elsewhere next fall, so it was my first and last Lewis and Clark Half.)