Today was the inaugural Rock n Roll Portland Half-Marathon. Hubs and I registered for this on May 1st last year, the day registration opened. I did not expect to spend 5 months injured so my training did not go exactly as planned, but we figured we would just do it for fun. We both have other races coming up so we didn't want to go too hard.
We started out good, then hit a 3-mile hill that kind of took it out of us. And it started raining and didn't stop. So much for a 25% chance of rain weather.com! 2 hours and 24 minutes later, we were done! After the race they had Einstein Bros bagels which were delicious! And chocolate milk. And we got like 7 Snickers marathon bars. We were soaked from the rain and freezing cold! So we didn't stick around long.
We were a little miserable during the race but overall it was a fun day. My first race with hubs in over a year! And my first race period since last October. It was good to get back in the game, and honestly I should just be happy I was able to run it after everything my right leg has dealt me this year. So I'm not going to dwell on the what-ifs and should-haves.
And...it was my 10th half-marathon! I can't believe that. Running has changed my life in so many ways, I never thought I would be someone that would run 10 half-marathons.
One of my friends ran the race also and pulled her groin at mile 9. I felt so bad for her! We are planning on doing another one together in a few months. She caught the bug!
Now I am off to eat Mexican food and chocolate cake. Yes, I use race days as an excuse to eat whatever I want. Life is for living people!
Ready to go!
Hubs on the waterfront before the race
Let's get this show on the road!
I can never take a centered self-portrait of us, sorry hubs
Hubs after the race
Yay so glad to be done!
Freezing cold in the parking garage
Do you like my space blanket sarong? I think it is the next big thing