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Ultimately my goal is always just to finish. Whether I find myself having to take some running breaks, or struggling against heat and humidity, in the end it’s all about finishing. #HWI #KCC #Run4Water #WhyIRun #GRHalfMarathon #RiverBankRun
It was a tough run this morning the snow covered sidewalks and pathways really took their tole the further I got into my run. On top of that my CamelBak nozzle froze up and couldn’t get any water for a good portion of the second half of my run. What was supposed to be a 17 mile run ended up being only a 15 mile run. I had my mask on to help cover my face from the wind, which I’m so thankful I had decided to that otherwise my face probably would have been frozen. There is no telling what the weather is going to be like come February 2nd, for the Groundhog Day Marathon. After today’s experience I’m a little more concerned about…
As a former food service director, I was put in charge of baking the Thanksgiving turkey. It’s coming along nicely. We’ll see how people like it at lunch time.
We got on our first flight of the journey. It was a pretty comfortable flight. Had a great time talking with Terry. After arriving into Dulles airport we hung out on the tarmac to get our carry-on luggage. We got our boarding passes for the next 2 flights and headed to Chipotle for supper. Y, Carters, Virginia, United States of America
Enjoyed hanging out with the #HWI team once again for a Saturday morning group run. The best part of a group run is engaging in some great conversation while knocking out the miles. It was great to catch up with my long time running partner. #Run4Water #WhyIRun #RiverBankRun
I wanted to make sure I hit my target based on how my training went. I decided before the race even started that I was going to stick with the pacers. That plan paid off. Even though my target pace was supposed to be 8:42 min/mi my choices for pacers was 8:30 or 9:00 and so I decided to stick myself in between, but really I just stuck with the 8:30 pacers the whole way, mostly. After hitting mile 10 on Butterworth Street there was a long stretch that was all downhill. I took advantage of that hill and passed the 8:40 pacers. I maintained that position probably up to around mile 14 which is when the mental part of my run had to kick…