I have been running a couple nights a week and it is starting to feel really good. I actually miss it when I don't do it! And its nice to get away from the house by myself for a little bit each week.
Lynda and Jeri were my training buddies, though we never actually ran together before the race, we checked in with each other every day to see how things were going. Lynda and I ran together most of the race and Jeri was a few minutes ahead of us (she even won her age group! Go JC!!!). I love these ladies, they made this so much more fun.
Of course I am a fan of anything that involves hanging out with this guy. Aunt Arlene didn't make it to the race, but I was happy I got to see his smiling face!
I am also so grateful to John who cheered the loudest (no matter what Julie says) and who always makes sure I can go for a run. Even if it means he does the dishes, puts the kids to bed, or cleans up the house and packs lunches all on his own.
Also, I have to mention that Justin killed the half marathon. He won....by a lot. He was a full 12 minutes ahead of the #2 runner. And he won his weight in wine.
After the race, we went home for naps and then hit the sunny, 80 degree beach. Yup, today was a winning day!