Reflections on my First Half-Marathon
~ It is extraordinarily difficult to run and drink out of a cup at the same time.
~ If you try to do that with Gatorade it will get all over your hand and thus be very sticky.
~ I must be the only one who gets wedgies while running, seeing as I was the only one I saw picking one.
~ Running, like life, is always better with someone. I missed Best Friend R severly the first four miles, when I finally found a friend to run with for a couple miles.
~ The finish, unlike life, is definitely the best part.
~ All kinds of people run. Short, heavier, skinny (there were several people who I wanted to order them to go home, sit on the couch, and eat potato chips), tall, old, young, etc.
~ I was reminded why I hated track. It’s not, as I’d previously thought, that I don’t like races in general. It’s that I don’t like doing things (like sprints) that take adrenaline. I’m a perseverance kinda person.
~ I passed a high school guy with a Cross Country T-shirt on. And felt like I’d really made something of myself.
~ I’d love to get into running races with fair regularity.
~ I got a cool shirt.