100K crazies in costume
1 run-in with the pavement (with battle wounds to boot)
21 nudies (count courtesy of BFF Monica)
4 American bison
7.46 miles of awesome.
Last Sunday, I ran the Rock n' Roll San Diego 1/2 marathon. This time, I made it to mile 12 before I wanted to cry/quit/kill someone, so at least that's progress right? I could've done without running up the freeway for 2+ miles, and I feel like the half marathon course could've showcased San Diego better - they don't call it America's Finest City for nothing! (On a semi-related note, I have officially lost my mind and registered for the AFC half marathon in August - should be interesting). Also, wanna know what really sucks? Sunburns. Really bad ones that hurt more than your legs after running a half marathon. I really wish I had a picture, but haven't really mastered the MySpace-picture-of-my-back-in-the-mirror thing, so it's probably for the best.
|Alex and I flaunting our medals!|
A year ago this past Thursday, I bought my first pair of running shoes. Since then I have done 15 (15!!!) road races, including 2 half marathons. I don't think I ever expected to fall in love with running the way I did this past year. Sounds cliche and kind of lame, but I can honestly say that running changed my life. For so long I loathed running, and now I can't imagine life without it.
Now for the triathlon I signed up for...my next task is learning how to ride a bike!!