I did it. I crossed the finish line of the St. Augustine Half Marathon.
I trained for about 9ish weeks running three days a week added onto my strength training. I needed a little something different to focus on at the begging of this improvement season. But now that I have it out of my system, I am good to go.
St. Augustine views
The morning started chilly. I am glad I brought long leggings and my long sleeve pullover.
We started in a park and quickly got to see some of the beauty of St. Augustine running past a fort and over a bridge. Most of the route was pretty flat and uneventful. The prettiest part was one of the bridges. The climb wasn’t pretty but the view itself was.
I say the bridge wasn’t pretty because as soon as you crossed over it you basically turned around to climb back on the other side. There was very little time to recover.
I enjoy setting a goal and meeting the challenge. I like pushing myself to see what I can accomplish and how far I have come. Running this half marathon was one of those things for me this year.
I agreed to hang up my running shoes earlier this year during competition season. My coach asked me to and because I trust her and the impact it would have on my body, I put them away in my closet. But deep in the back of my mind I held a secret place that she would agree to me running a half marathon when competing was over.
I am glad I finished the race, but I have no great desire to run another half marathon anytime soon. I thought I wanted to run a full marathon next December, but I am not so sure right now. I still may pay for it. I will see what happens next summer to decide if I will train for it.
What are you proud of this week?