the fifth half

I completed my fifth half marathon on Saturday.

But don’t worry. I’m still that girl who hates running.

I think maybe I hate being bad at stuff more. The other half-marathons I did this year left me feeling a bit defeated. I did ’em, yes. But I didn’t prepare as much as I should have and I didn’t do them well.

Hence “Operation: Just Keep Signing Up For More Half Marathons”

This time around, I was moderately prepared. I made it up to a 9 mile training run the weekend before, which went surprisingly well.

Not surprising: the half marathon really started to tank after the 9 mile mark. Go figure.

So I didn’t break 2 hours 30 minutes, which I had been optimistically hopeful about. And I didn’t beat my best time to date of 2:34:15. But it was pretty darned close to that.

We got there a bit late, so started 15 minutes late with the 10K runners, which means that it was a long lonely time after I passed the 10K turnaround point. But I did start to catch up to and pass loads of the half marathoners.

So, until next time (on October 7)…

Run it up, you hate-runner! Run it up!

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3 responses to “the fifth half

  1. Go Maggie! That is awesome. I did my first run this morning in over a month. 2 miles. Very slow. But so far my hip feels good so I’m hoping it’s just the beginning. I have 7 miles on my training calender for Fitbloggin’ weekend…you are so going to kick my ass. I can’t wait to hate-run with you!

  2. I admire that you do them at all. Running makes me hate everyone and everything, so I’m sticking with yoga, which actually makes me a nicer person even if it hurts me some.

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