This morning I ran a 15k race (that's 9.3 miles:). I expected 95 degrees with a heavy side of humidity. What I got? 72 degrees with a light cool drizzle the ENTIRE time. I could not have asked for better weather. Let us remember this in July in Texas. For most of my training runs I felt like I was literally running through hell. I went out of my way to seek out shade and ANYONE that had their sprinkler system on.... bless their hearts! But today..it was perfect and everyone was reveling in it. I had secretly given my self permission to check in at 6 miles and if I wasn't feeling that I great I was going to run/walk the last 3 miles. But honestly I felt so good I just blew by that 6 mile safety zone and ran the whole thing. The course was very kind. The last half was mostly on a downhill slope. It was an out and back so I got to see the lead runner coming back (yeah I was at mile 3:) I think he beat me by a hour) I for one am so glad that for once this course did not live up to its name.
|Post race shot after I got home this morning. Feeling very happy and blessed.|