Half Marathon Complete!
Sunday, September 20, 2020
I haven't written on here for a long time, but I continue to track my streak of at least 10 minutes of exercise each day. I am now over 2,000 days in a row! Knowing that my husband and I were going to be empty nesters this fall when our youngest daughter went to college, I decided to sign up to run a half marathon. I made the decision June 30th and the event was scheduled for September 19th. My oldest daughter, who is an exercise science major, developed a training schedule for me.
About mid-August, the event coordinators made the decision to cancel the Marathon due to COVID-19. However, a co-worker and friend had also signed up to run the half marathon too, so we decided that we were still going to run a half marathon on the day that the marathon event would have been (September 19th) My friend and I have done a few long runs on Saturdays together and had great weather. Yesterday was another nice weather running day. Our two running watches are not in sync with each other, so we decided to run a half marathon according to her watch. So, we completed it in 2 hours and 23 minutes. My goal was 2.5 hours so did very well. According to my watch we ran 3.41 miles in that time which is even better!!We had a few family members and friends cheering us along at different point through our run which was awesome!!
Mission accomplished! I didn't start running until 12 years ago and even then, I am just an occasional runner with 3 - 5K races under my belt. Now I can say I ran a half marathon! Unbelievable!!!!