Recall that I did a half marathon last winter - the Super Half on Superbowl Sunday. I did so at the encouragement of one of my P.E.O. sisters who was all set to do it.
She ended up getting snowed in. Never made it to the start
This morning, I ran the Half on the Fourth. This after the enticement from Wolfgang. He never made it to the start.
Long story short, a few weeks ago, Wolfgang got the bug to do the Pikes Peak Ascent, which is a half marathon up the mountain (no way). He found out that all the "regular citizen" slots were taken, but there were still some "fast people" slots open. To get a "fast people" slot, he would need to do a qualifying half marathon in under 1:40. So he went on the hunt and found the Half on the Fourth and planned to do it.
Okay, I guess that was pretty much just the long story.
Anyway, he got me thinking about doing it too, and I made the decision last week to give it a go. Then he became Road Rash Man.
The road rash is improving nicely, but he didn't run all week and was only back on his bike on Wednesday. It was decided that he best not try for a "fast people" slot today.
So there I was, headed to the race all by my lonesome. One nice twist, however, is that my P.E.O sis from Super Half scratch fame made this one.
It was a nice run, now I'm beat. I wasn't looking to be in the winner's circle, just wanting to finish the thing, which I managed.
|Wearing my free half-birthday hat|
So, the stats:
14th out of 280 females
56th out of 466 humans
1st for women 40 and older
|Tiki Man photo bomb|
And I got this medal. Magnum says, "Wow a medal and everything!", but everyone who crossed the finish line got one.
And a shout out to the refreshments. I think I ate the best orange EVER after the run.
So, nice way to start the holiday. Happy Independence Day to all my US friends! Time to get drunk and blow stuff up?