I finished (unofficially) in 0:56:17 - even after face planting at the 1/4 mile mark. Despite landing on my hands, they weren't skinned. My ego was more bruised than anything - there was a house with several young men sitting out on a balcony. They say me go down and cheered "She got up!" when I picked myself up and resumed running.
I learned two things on this run:
- Running without my hair tied back is not advisable. I don't know what happened to the hair tie I normally have on one of my wrists, but I wish I had it a few times during this race.
- I'm pretty spoiled running down here on the shore. There are HILLS in Morristown - which proved to be quite a challenge for me.
It was a great day to be out and run. I've got one more (short) race before my half at the end of March. In the meantime, more snow is coming our way. I just hope it blows through quickly and the temps warm up so I can be back out on the road training for the half. I can't stand being on the treadmill for more than a mile.
Looking forward to the half and all the other races I've got on my calendar for the year - including three mud runs. It's gonna be a great one!