It has taken me awhile to process this event and to put it into words.
Yes, I am glad it is done.
Yet, I am sad it is done.
There's almost a feeling of post-Christmas letdown.
I feel unsure of what to do next.
I regret some parts of the race and I wish I could have a do-over. I certainly didn't run my fastest pace. Not even close. I didn't push myself. I was so worried about not being able to finish so I took it sloooow and steady. (Always running, never once walking.) But now looking back, I realize I went too slow. I didn't challenge myself enough.
Which only makes me more determined for next time.
Yesterday, I started looking for another half marathon to run this summer. (Yes, really.)
I need redemption. I need to beat Sunday's 2hr 24min finish time. Because I absolutely can.
(For the record, my first and second half marathon times were
At the same time though, trust me, I do realize that simply going out and running a half marathon is an accomplishment in itself. I AM proud of that.
But watch out Half Marathon #4, I'm comin' for ya...SOON!