Yup, that's me, crossing the finish-line of my second Half Marathon - shaving almost 15 minutes off my previous finish time!
Goal accomplished - second time! It still blows me away that my legs and feet comply with my mind to carry me those 21.1kms!
Two things different about my Half training...second time around: I trained on the road, and my hips thanked me! No grinding this time! And the most significant difference while training this time around - a friend to run with! Lisa kept me going when I wanted to quit - mainly because she was always in front of me and my stubborn side would not let her finish without being too far behind! We suffered through the long runs together on the weekends and we kept each other motivated during our training runs throughout the week! Lisa...thank you! Let me know when you're ready to train again!
One thing that hasn't changed this time around: Jim's support! I couldn't do any of this training if it weren't for his support, and for that I am extremely grateful! It is the best feeling to cross that finish line knowing my family is waiting for me on the other side!
Now...to think of my next challenge!