“Running with my heart and the soles of my feet every day…I could get lost forever…”
This weekend I finished my second Wineglass half marathon. It was beautiful…It was everything a run should be from start to finish…I just wish my knee didn’t constantly remind me I am not invincible no matter how much I want to believe I am.
The course was incredibly flat and even downhill. It had drama, excitement, and every chance for someone to set a pr. I was there once. I remember finishing in 2012 and my jaw dropped at my time of 1:37….but that wasn’t this weekend. This weekend I proved that I could run for those who simply cannot…and for a while now I simply will not.
I love the medal and it was great to wear my Oiselle singlet and pose for my post race picture. I am tired of taking selfies so I had my moment at my sister’s house. I enjoyed meeting up with Jennifer Brady. She is a Oiselle member as well and she finished her marathon in 3:17!!!!! I am so proud of her and I am extremely emotionally happy when I think about being a flock member. For once, I feel like a huge part of an amazing team!!!!!!
I switched from the full to the half and I was glad to be able to run the half. My knee didnt cooperate, but I would do this race again in a heart beat. I ran with the Syracuse Y runners. I am considered a Y runner, but I am hoping to really feel like one. I admit I am sad I cannot race for a little while, but this was a great weekend and it will go down in the books as a must repeat race…..
The champagne was pretty fantastic too!!!!!!!!!! Go Oiselles!!!!!!! I also got to be on television too!!!!