“People do this for fun?!” Those were my first words after crossing the finishing line at Sunday’s Chi Town Half Marathon. Time lessens the pain, but I’m still not sure I’ll be signing up for another half marathon any time soon. The hardest parts were miles nine and ten because I was up by Montrose Harbor, and it was messing with me mentally because I was closer to home than the finish line! But all in all, the race went fairly well. My goal was to average 10-minute miles, and I was five seconds over (2.12.11 total), but I’m OK with that given it was my first half marathon. Plus, I’m surprisingly not immobile today!
One more thing to mark off the bucket list. 2013: Let’s Do This!