Last week my sister in law, Kristy, convinced me to go up to Wyoming and run the Star Valley Half. I debated, but finally gave in and did it (even though I hadn’t been running for almost a month).
Kristy’s sister (who is also my friend), Jess, (who is actually the one that got me started on this whole 30 before 30 thing), ran the race with us!
Kristy, Jess, and I all started out together, but then Jess and I finished it together. Jessica is pretty much amazing (as in she runs two halfs a year) and she was WAY too nice to me! She went at my pace the whole time, with a few exceptions when she got in the zone and got far ahead of me. Then, when she saw that I was WAY behind her, she stopped and walked until I caught up!
Mile 12 was pretty hard (ok REALLY hard), and I was barely hobbling along. Then, right as we came around the last corner to the last stretch, the crowd started cheering, my power song came on, and I pushed the last stretch a little too hard—and I am REALLY sore today!
Posing for a picture on the left, then feeling light headed, and lost my balance on the right.
We took the kids over to the pond for a little while, packed up, then headed home (with a stop on the way for some sushi). It was a quick trip, but a fun one!
THANK YOU BEN AND KRISTY FOR EVERYTHING!!
YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!