Either skim the photos and move on or batten down the hatches cause it's gonna be a long ride.....
Half Marathon ~ By the numbers/photos
Starting time: 6:30 a.m.
Time I realized my toes were frozen and in pain: 6:33 a.m.
Time I started to creepily pace myself based on a stranger in a neon pink shirt: 6:39 a.m.
Time my toes went numb: 6:40 a.m.
Time I realized there was a lot of homeless people in Venice: 6:45 a.m.
Time I realized Venice kind of looked like Ensenada, Mexico: 6:47 a.m.
Time #1 that I started to speed up for no reason and then regretted it: 7:00 a.m.
Time I reached aid station #1 (meaning 5 miles were done): 7:20 a.m.
Time I felted guilted into stopping at aid station #1: 7:20 a.m.
Times I thought I was getting close to aid station #2 (meaning 9 miles were done): 4
Time I saw a man coming out of a weird underground tunnel (subway?? bomb shelter??): 7:43 a.m.
Time I reached aid station #2 and was again guilted into stopping: 7:50 a.m.
Time I realized I could no longer focus on anything except putting one foot in front of the other: 8:10 a.m.
Times I thought I was close to the finish line: 3
Time #2 I started to speed up for no reason and then regretted it: 8:13 a.m.
Times I was actually close to the finish line: 1
I kinda can't wait to do it again. Does that make me crazy or did the list above already do that?
I also must say that this race was AMAZING as far as the organizers and what they offered. I chose this race mainly because of the date and the low price and for what I paid (I think it was around $28) I feel like I got so much more from it. The aid stations were great with all of the gels, bars, liquids and bananas that one could want plus they took free pictures (not to mention a medal!!). I believe it was organized by a husband and wife (can't be too sure) and they were SO sweet and friendly. The race was informal, which was nice because I didn't feel pressured to really perform, but it had all the amenities of a larger scale race. A portion of the benefits also go to the Semper Fi Fund and who doesn't love a Marine ;) I you are in Southern California I definitely recommend Rocket Racing!
How was your weekend?
Did you do anything new or exciting this weekend?