Me, Mike and his mom
Since that time I have become a lot smarter when it comes to my running. To be honest I went into the race injured and I suffered from overuse injuries and peroneal tendonitis after it. I DNF'd a 15K and I wasn't completely healed until December/January.
I've learned how to take care of myself better (and I have the proper shoes now, Saucony)! This has allowed me to be able to run a lot more races (and just run, period) than I would have been able to previously.
We've run four other half marathons since our first last October:
Polar Bear Series Half Marathon - 2:26:43 (March 18, 2012)
Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon - 2:07:00 (April 1, 2012)
Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon - 2:11:15 (July 22, 2012)
Turning Stone Races Half Marathon - 2:10:39 (August 26, 2012)
This weekend we are going to run our sixth half marathon in just one year (alright fine, one year and 4 days), the Cape Cod Half Marathon. We get to run by this beauty:
And we get to meet this beauty (and her husband):
I can't wait to meet Crystal and Joe! It is going to be so much fun and we already have plans to go out for dinner on Friday, and then of course run the half on Saturday.
In terms of the race, I don't have very many plans or expectations. I would LOVE to be able to beat my PR and to be honest I really want to run sub-2 but if that doesn't happen I won't be upset. It has only been a month since Wineglass and two weeks since Reach the Beach, so I don't want to put too much pressure on myself.
I can't wait to race and then sight-see, any guesses on what we want to go see?
Anyone else racing this weekend?