Thank you so much for all of your tweets and comments over the last few days. To say I feel like a rock star would be a slight understatement 😉 I’ve also got to point out that there is no way on Earth I would have been able to do this without Cory. I told him that a little less eloquently around mile 8 in the form of: “Dude – this would suck without you.” And that was the truest statement of the day.
Once we got back to my in-law’s and limped up the driveway, we were met with delicious half-marathon brownies. My mother-in-law clearly knows the way to my heart.
The celebration continued when my BFFs showed up! They had intentions of making it to the finish line, but traffic was horrendous because the race had a million streets in Richmond cut off.
The thought is all that matters, and we got to eat a celebratory lunch of tacos and chips and salsa, so I really couldn’t complain
When we arrived back in Northern Virginia, a bunch of my family was out on the town, so Cory and I joined them for a few adult beverages.
Why yes, Cory is a gentle giant.
Note to self: In order to save calories when planning to consume alcohol, run a long distance. You’ll be one mixed drink away from feelin’ like you could dance all night.
Overall, it was really an awesome day. Would I do a second half? Absolutely. The only thing I’d like to do differently is pick one in September or early October. That way I stand a better chance of not freezing for the first half of the race
In regards to keeping up with the whole running thang – I still plan on maintaining a pretty decent running schedule. That said, my feet and legs are still pretty sore so I’m planning on taking a few more days off from running; and I’m finally going to add more weight training back into my routine!
As for a new goal? I’m not there yet. But I know I’ll be itching to find one soon. Any suggestions? 😉
Do you enjoy having fitness goals to work towards, or would you rather just go with the flow?