Half Marathon training. There were a few small hills, which I felt I handled pretty well, at least well for not typically training on hills. Until the end. I heard a woman behind me say to a younger girl, "we're at thirty one minutes, are you doing ok?" Thirty one minutes! I can see the Finish Line! I see a PR in my future! Then I hit the hill. Or should I say the hill hit me. It was steeper than I expected (I hear you snickering, hill runners), and I confess I almost face planted. Seriously. I didn't, though, and was determined to reach the finish line, even if this goddamned hill was going to ruin that PR. There HAS to be a secret to getting up hills more, gracefully, because that thing was a bitch for me. And it wasn't even that big of a hill! I'm seriously a little bit embarrassed by this admission. My time was clocked at 32:29 which is indeed a PR, beating my time from the PACE Race by a two whole seconds in spite of the surprise hill! Ha ha, you stupid hill. Ha ha.
Anyway, I get finished and first thing I hear is Jen from Run Beside Me telling me she recorded me! Ha. She had come to support us during this race. "Us" being me and Lisa from One Fit Step that I finally got to meet! Great women, great blogs, go check them out!
[Pictures in this post are courtesy of Run Beside Me. Thank you!]