“Pain is temporary…Pride lasts forever.”
On Saturday, I finished my 50th half marathon. I choose to run the Ben Moore Memorial half marathon in Annapolis, MD. My cousin, Rachel, lives in Annapolis…When I realized this would be my 50th half I wanted to have Rachel with me. This was our third half marathon.
It was definitely a roasty one with a lot of hills!!!!
I finished in 1:57 but it was only because I really had to use the bathroom…I am not going to lie. I was having trouble at the beginning of the race because of my knee. I wanted to just do the 10k but there were so many emotions going through my mind knowing this was my shot at number 50. I decided to stick it out…however, there were no bathrooms along the course (porta johns I mean). I had to start going faster so I could get the idea out of my head. However, I decided to give in and ran into the bushes at about mile 8. Oops!!!!
Also making a guest appearance to cross of state number 10 in her 11th half marathon was Miss Jessica Feiden!!!! Go Jessica!!!! Jessica had a great time and just loved the hills too! I am being sarcastic. This race reminded me of the Syracuse Mountain Goat. This was rather hilly, especially at the mile 12 marker…where it went uphill for quite a while.
And finally, here is my lovely, post race picture….finishing my 50th half marathon.
This was a great race, though my knee officially wants some time off. I am not sure where to go from here…but I will give it some thought. I was a little sad that I did not end up with bib number 50, but it is not the end of the world!!!!!
Thanks for the great race and all of the volunteers!!!!!