About a week ago, I completed my first half marathon! **Yay me!** Those 13.1 miles were something serious. I trained for about two and a half months. The only reason my training was so short is because I had already been training for triathlons so I thought, yea, I can do a half marathon, no problem! The day of the race, I made sure to put extra leave in (Yes to Cucumbers) on my hair to protect it from the cool, dry air . I also added a little coconut oil to my scalp and my ends before I pulled it back into a pony puff. Here are a few pics from my race.
I finished in 2 hours and 20 min which was about 10 minutes faster than my goal time. That’s about a 10.5 – 11 minute mile. Pretty slow, but hey at least I finished. That was my goal, not to stop. I only stopped to drink water. I also stopped at mile 11.5. I was so tired, I thought someone was going to have to come get me, on the real though…But I started playing Beyonce’s song “Diva” in my head and pressed on for the last 1.5 miles. I guess the biggest thing I learned was that I can do anything I put my mind to. Everyone thought I was nuts for attempting anything like this, but I shook the haters off and did me. Next year I might try for a full marathon. We’ll see…If you are interested in seeing what I did to prepare for my race check out my training schedule on Daily Mile. It’s not the best training schedule, but I did what I could do.
P.S. The best part of completing a big race is taking 2 weeks off working out afterward, guilt free!