Due to a heavily over committed fall, I wasn't as well prepared for this race as the last one. I'd like to think that I made up for my lack of training by slowing my pace down and savoring the moments. I might have to do that every time because the event was absolutely fantastic! We had sunny 63 degree weather, a highly scenic course where we ran through all of the major sites, and the crowd support rocked!
Here are a few of my favorite motivational signs from the day:
- Pain is weakness leaving the body
- Release your inner Kenyan
- Never given, always earned
- Pain in temporary, pride is forever
But my favorite one, the one that made me laugh outloud at mile 23 was...
- Your feet hurt because you are kicking so much a**
How awesome is that?
I truly loved every minute and am looking forward to the next race. Speaking of....my brother, CJ and I are running the Thanksgiving Day 1/2 Marathon in 2 days. As long as the weather is good, we should have a fun time. Our goal is to finish it under 2 hours. My PR is 2:02 so I am pretty sure I can reach it. Wish us luck! If things go really well, he may even consider doing a full with me next time. (Now I just have to keep up!)