Pat and I before the race. It was early!
My father-in-law and I run together whenever Ryan and I are visiting. We're solid running buddies-he pushes me just enough pace wise, and the conversation is fabulous! So when he wanted to sign up to run his longest distance to date, the Rock N Roll Half Marathon, I was IN!
I've done a couple of half's before, but never one that was this big of a production. The expo alone was insanely big, and having bands along the way and so many other people running was really neat. The spectators were amazing, and had some hysterical signs-I loved "Run faster I just farted" and "Worst Parade Ever." We also ran through parts of St. Louis I didn't know existed, and I got to ogle some pretty neighborhoods.
My sister Mary and I after the race. She showed up at mile 4 and took our jackets, which ROCKED.
Anyway, it was a great race, we had a great time, and I'm so glad I got to do this with my father-in-law! Also Ryan showed up after we finished with coffee, and clinched the title for husband of the year.
We also had a wonderful brunch afterwards, and the waitress didn't mind my needy substitution of a blueberry pancake instead of an English muffin and bacon. My motrher-in-law and her sister walked the half, and Ryan's cousin Jessie joined us for brunch too.
My medal hanging up on my bulletin board at work.
The best part about this half marathon was that it got me back into a working out groove. I feel so much better all around when I'm active on a regular basis, and this got me back into that habit, which rocks!
Are you training for anything right now?