|with my friends Gerard and Yazemin|
|official final time: 1:59:06|
|I forgot to stop my watch for 15 seconds.|
My wonderful host family made it and was 2km from the end, which is where I was really starting to feel tired! And it was so mean - you could see the finish from there, and then you had to turn right before it and do another loop. The last mile, or really the last kilometer was a struggle, but I was able to finish the last 400m pretty strong and I knew if I didn't slow down too much I would make my goal of finishing under 2 hours.
It's still kind of crazy to me that I can and want to run a half marathon! It's just a long Sunday run for a lot of people I know, but 2 years ago, I never really felt the need to run more than a 5k. Then I did xc, and spent too much time hanging out with runners. Look what they've done to me.
It was a fun, flat race and I'm so glad I got to do it. But I didn't get a free shirt, and lets be real, that's the only actual reason to do a race.