Sunday, October 3, 2010

Harwich Half Race Report


I did it!!!! I finally broke the 2 hour mark! I decided to just work on staying calm and run my race....and it worked!!! I kept a pretty consistent 8:40 mile pace with quicker miles here and there! Oh man I can't even describe how happy I am to report this time! I officially feel like I have made it! I am loving this Mommy me cause she's fast baby! I mean I'm not breaking any world records but I am breaking all my personal records!

The day was overcast and around 60 degrees for race time. The wind was cold especially by the beach. Once we got going it was perfect weather to run. Did I mention how happy I am that I beat 2 hours?! I met Jill and Brian there at the race and we picked up our numbers. This was by far the least amount of swag....just a shirt. After a quick bathroom run and drop off our stuff we lined up. Can I just mention here one of my biggest pet peeves? Umm people that wait to the last second to line up and then wedge themselves in the 1/2 inch between me and the person in front of me...or the people who line up late and then proceeds to weave in and out of other runners almost tripping people. Is it too much to ask for you to line up when you are told to?

The rest of the race was pretty uneventful. It was a series of picking out people to pass and then making my way past them. Jill caught up to me around mile 3 and then we ran the rest together....she seriously rocks! At one point Jill was talking to me about our pace we were keeping and the chances of breaking the 2 hour mark. I proceeded to shush me it was like a no just don't talk about it until it's over!

The end was surreal....I rounded the corner and sprinted to the finish line! My finish line pic must be me with a HUGE smile across my face! I got my medal and then saw Jill...the tears were about to flow! I was so happy! Now I can go to work tomorrow morning and look at that great finish started and ended at the high school in Harwich which is one of the schools I work in.

Well this happy Momma is headed to bed....a very happy Momma that is!