|Really Mommy? You expect them to take all that?|
So where have I been? What has been going on?
Detroit Marathon - I finished in 4:22:27. I made the rookie mistake of staying with the pacer even though they were going too fast for me to maintain throughout the marathon distance. I wound up taking 2 potty breaks and walking periodically from mile 16 on in an effort to preserve my legs for a better effort at Philly.
|Yes, I made them pose with me like this.|
|I told her we had to do pouty faces because we both turned for the half.|
|Gotta love Northern Ohio in December!|
After my 2nd 20 mile training run for Xenia, my legs took almost 2 weeks to recover. After a few more attempts, I made the right call and emailed the race officials to switch to the half marathon distance. I ran the race in 2:34:45. I ran it for fun with a friend and had a blast laughing and chatting the entire race.
|Me and the best running wife a gal could ask for post race.|
Luckily, the pace team I run with was able to accommodate my slower pace these days, and I was still able to pace the Cap City Half Marathon at the beginning of May. I paced the 2:50 finish time, finishing at 2:49:38. I had an absolute blast. I talked and sang myself hoarse. I'm sure there were many people who would have gladly taken my pace sign and beaten me with it. Especially when I was belting out Build Me Up Buttercup somewhere around mile 12.
|Who wouldn't want to run with that kind of obnoxiousness?|
I think that's enough of 8 months worth of catching up. I probably should have led with the pregnancy bit instead of making y'all read everything else first. HA! For the record, I have been reading the blogs I followed before my disappearance, despite my lack of comments, and will endeavor to actually type comments instead of thinking them from now on! ;)
How has everyone else been?