Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Big 13.1

I did it! I really did it. I ran 98% of my first 13.1. I am super excited and super proud that I know I can do it...But I'm disappointed because I didn't pace myself well and was all over the map on my pace

The run itself didn't start off great, it took five minutes for my Garmin to get my signal. Then I realized I needed to make an unplanned potty stop. Thank you coffee buddy for being on the path. I had to tie my shoes twice and this was all within the first mile and a half.

Despite the yuck at the beginning I carried on and kept going. I hit my stride at 8 miles in and then after that I kind of faltered a bit. I just couldn't get back to my pace. I saw numbers I haven't seen in months.

But I suppose my take away is this. I still have time to figure it out. I started off goofy. I still finished under what the high end of my Princess Half goal. I also ran 13.1 miles for the first time. That should be more than enough!