Next up was the Kiawah Island, SC half. I had been working on increasing my speed during the 3 weeks right after Savannah. Then I got hit with a bad cold about a week before the race and that took its toll on my body and mind. It was also projected to be very cold during this race so I was less enthusiastic about this one. Originally I wanted to decrease my overall time but due to everything just mentioned I went back to my goal of just surviving and not walking. While Kiawah Island is a beautiful place to visit it was quite boring to run for 13.1 miles. Just lots of trees with some spectators hear and there. I didn't even really get to view the ocean. And yes it was freezing and difficult to breathe at the beginning. I was lucky though and met my goal of not walking and ironically came in at the exact same time as the Savannah half at 2:09.
This was my 4th half marathon that I completed. Hard to believe. If you would have asked me 3 years ago after my first half marathon I would have told you I wouldn't have run another but this year I ran 3!! And to make things more nutty I came back and signed up for some more long distance races for next year; the Daybreak 10 miler in Columbia, SC and the Diva Half Marathon in Myrtle Beach.
I also received an early Christmas present and was lucky enough to be given a Fitbit Charge 2. So excited to do my first workout/run with it!