On Saturday morning my parents, sister, and I all headed to a local park about 20 minutes from Pittsburgh.
Hannah ran a 5k, my parents walked a 5k, and I ran a half marathon. I ran the same race last year and it was bitter cold. I don’t know why I signed up again for this year, but I did! It was about 40 degrees at the start, so it wasn’t too cold ;].
About 2,300 other runners were lined up at the start as well. It was a packed race for about two miles but it was fun because people were hollering and joking around the whole time.
I was pretty nervous for the race (because I haven’t been training “hard” the past few weeks) but it went by so fast. I was just super happy to get coffee after the race.
Hannah’s 5k time & place: 28:07 (9:04 pace) – 2nd place in under 15 age group
My half marathon time & place: 1:41:32 (7:44 pace) – 1st place in 15-19 age group
- I’m happy with my time. My watch said I ran 13.5 miles (bobbing through the huge crowd) in 1:41, which would put me at a 7:31 pace.
- I improved my time from last year.. went from a 1:46 to a 1:41. Sweet 🙂
- I loved running with my little sister for the beginning of the race!
- The post-race goodies were kinda awesome….
Jimmy came to the race and took me out to eat after (at Eat n’ Park) then we just hung out for the rest of the day because I was sleepy! He helped to pick music for the next spinning class I’m teaching. What a sweetie.
Today I’m headed to church, hanging out, and catching up on homework.
Hope your weekend is going swell!