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Friday, December 30, 2016

2 halfs in 2 months

I don't no what possessed me but I signed up for and completed two half marathons in 5 weeks.  First up was the Rock n' Roll Savannah, GA half.  My goal was to complete it without running. I met a couple of fun ladies while waiting for the race to begin and I the spectators throughout the entire race were awesome. I have to say it was probably the most fun I've ever had doing a half.  My time was 2:09. Not to shabby but by far my best.  I didn't walk or stop and I had fun so I count this one as a success!

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!

1 comment:

  1. Well, it's all most impressive Casey. I doubt I can run more than a half mile before collapsing - so what you have accomplished is quite amazing - kudos! :-)