|The inaugural Women's Half|
Marathon in San Diego (2/24/13).
A gorgeous, scenic course, and a
nicely organized event. I give
it a thumbs (and fingers) up!
When a colleague organized a group to sign up for yesterday's half-marathon a couple of months ago, I knew I wasn't yet ready to train hard, but thought it would be a good opportunity to build my mileage back up in a focused way, and re-build the foundation to train for a summer marathon. So even though I didn't know her (she had organized the group through a local list-serv, and happened to be someone I'd never met), I joined in and started running on the weekends with some new running buddies. I found new trails I'd never run, got to know a couple of amazing women, and became reacquainted with the joy of the long run. The time on the clock yesterday was a long way off of any kind of a personal record - but it felt like a huge victory, and provided me confidence I need as I head into "spring training" for Grandma's Marathon in June. It also provided me the most outrageous finisher's medal I have ever seen:
|Literally, the size of my face.|