I spent my cross training sunday doing about an hour of snow shovelling & sweeping instead, as we cleared the path & salted it, in the hope it doesn't become icy overnight. Of all the photos i've seen on facebook, this area seems to have had the most snow down south.
So i said i was going to recap on my half marathon. I can't quite believe that's what i've done. It's one of those things i can't quite link in my head. I know i've run 13 miles - my garmin confirmed it, but to say i've run a half marathon.....
Anyway, i thought i'd recap in lists. As i was running so many thing ran through my mind - after all 2 hours and 18 minutes is a long time, to spend thinking. The thoughts ranged from what i'd blog about, to the bizarre, to the amusing, as well as looking out for wildlife.
13 Miles - The Good
- i completed it!
- No pain in the shins
- fantastic route
- numb fingers
- bruised arches of feet
- a 'paula radcliffe' moment at only 3 miles in - clearly 2 mugs of tea is too much liquid before running. Good job it happened whilst i was on a country lane still, out of view ;)
- My ipod ran out as i was on my cool down walk less than half a mile from home!
- Jordan Frusli bars do not stay nice and chewy when its cold outside! I think might hunt down some clif baf shot blox which they had there last year, as Clif Bar are one of the official sponsors and are again this year. I tried a Powerbar gel last year which i got as a freebie at the expo, but it was far too sweet. I took one mouthful before throwing it. I felt so bad doing that, but what are you supposed to do when you are only 9 miles into at 26 mile race?! The whole route was littered with rubbish though. I think i would like to try the Clif Turbo Gel Shot - more caffeine than the shot blox :)
I didn't see much wildlife, although i did worry about the buzzard flying overhead, worrying what might happen if it were to drop something & it landed on my head.........yeh bizarre thoughts!