I had SUCH a great time at the DRC Half yesterday. I had so much support. My super sweet friend Carrie picked me up, dropped me off, and met me on multiple spots on the course to cheer me on. I just love her, SUCH a supportive friend. My other friend Allison was there, too and that made my day because she recently was diagnosed with cancer, yet she still finds the time to be happy for others and be an amazing friend.
Here's the deal: I want to see 6:59:59 on my next marathon. I've only been in the 7 hours. Well, it's time for that to change. I was trying to come up with strategies and I figured I'd try the DRC Half at 30/30's to see how I do and I then I can predict a full marathon time.
I did much better than I thought I would. I maintained a pace of 14:20 for 13 miles, which is fantastic for me. I'm very excited about it. As long as I don't COMPLETELY crash on the full, I should reach the 6:59:59, and I'm probably gonna cry when I do. Progress seems so slow sometimes, so it's nice to see improvement.
Here is Janet and me after our finish. She did awesome and is a rockstar.
Carrie and I at the finish. She finished with me and ran me in the last 1/2 mile. And then they tried to give her a medal. HAHA!
And then check out the medal! IT SPARKLES!!!! The picture doesn't do it justice. It's a much prettier kind of sparkle. SO. FUN.
Great day, great friends, great time! I was one happy girl!! :0)