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...