Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Hot Half

Holy Smokes was this half marathon a hot one. First time it's ever been so hot you felt as if you were melting into the pavement. I wasn't looking for a PR in this race, I just wanted to survive and finish it upright. And I'm happy to say I did just that. Woo!! I did have one goal, to stick with Susan as much as I could. But I quickly realized around Mile 3 that wasn't going to happen with this race.

A few of the Monday Misfits. We took an early photo
so we could go stand in line for the portable toilets ;)

After standing in line, it was finally time to make our way to the start line.

The lady in the upper left corner wasn't as excited as we "looked"

They announced more water stops would be on course, wet towels and sprinklers.  Finally around mile 11, I scored a wet towel.  I sure could have used it way sooner but it was still great to cool off, even if I was almost done with the race.

Looking all Casper but my face being a beet.
Thanks Colleen for snapping this photo.

The water stops are always fun to see. This guy was dressed as if he was riding a camel. He was even trying his best to twerk in it. Hahahaha! I had to snap a photo with him. He was even at the finish line cheering everyone on.

Towards the end of the race, I started having calf cramps and I stopped sweating. After that, I was just done. While my time wasn't what I had hoped for (3:00:18), I still finished the race. Hopefully the next half won't be a zillion degrees out. ;)

Coming into the finish. I did beat last year's a minute. ;)

Susan & I after being stuck in traffic.

Happy Running! Even when the race doesn't go as planned.

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