Sunday, April 13, 2008

Oh well..


I may have recently found my inner distance runner, but apparently she doesn't like to come out two Saturdays in a row.

I had originally signed up for the half marathon in Groveton, then switched to the full to try and complete the Texas Marathon Challenge, but I ended up running the half marathon anyway.  After the first of two out-and-back's I decided to call it quits.  My right hamstring was hurting, I was coughing like crazy, and I just didn't feel like pushing it.  I could have done it, but it just didn't seem worth it to me yesterday for some reason.

I thought I would wake up and regret my decision more than I do today, but I'm fine with it.  I posted a new half marathon PR, had a great time, and feel like I did the best I could do without hurting myself.

For those of you who missed it, Jon did a great job on the PA.  I stayed for awhile after my race was over watching marathoners come in and listening to Jon announce it all like a pro.  Waverly also did a great job as medal and bear bestower.  

Congratulations to my friends Norman on completing the Texas Marathon Challenge (Groveton was his fifth this year),  Edwin for running a great half and feeling redeemed as a runner (although I think he's too hard on himself), and to Jeremy Webb for his super fast extra-long 5K! (they made a wrong turn)

I guess I'll just have to find another marathon to do before the TMC ends...

5 comments:

Holden said...

Yo're getting faster all of a sudden. What's up with that? Congrats!

equarles said...

Way to go on the PR. What's wrong with me in that pic? ughhhh...

Norman said...

Hey you did great. And I know I didnt tell you yesterday but thanks for waiting around and being there when I finished. You are a great friend.

K said...

Hurray for you!! Like I said earlier, you are an awesome athlete!

WalkSports.com said...

Oh, there is the Rocky Hill Ranch 50K in Smithville on Saturday.

Or 50-miler if that rabbit stew is any good ... :)