I DID IT
I have to tell you all. I completed the Cadbury Half Marathon yesterday, 21.2 kms :) I put my ‘head down and arse up’ so to speak :) and did my best for me.
I don’t really care about the time too much but I looked back and was pleasantly pleased…I did my personal best …to my surprise .
I haven’t walked this distance in four years. I did it in 2 hrs, 32 mins and was the 3rd girl over the line. The 1st and 2nd females were 2 hrs, 31 mins, I couldn’t quite catch them. My main goal is always to cross the finish line upright, enjoy the race and do MY best.. I did. :)
I was the 8th walker finished out of 500. Some others in my Harriers Club did their first ever half marathon and did well too, they were chuffed. My friend, Tom walked the Full Marathon, amazing and another friend won a $400 spot prize at the Prizegiving in the late afternoon. My club’s runners did very well too.
We started off in the cold with heavy drizzle, it did clear up later on. It was hard, but I really enjoyed it and didn’t get shin splints this time , yay. I often wear gloves , I look silly but I have bad circulation and get cold paws.
It is such a beautiful walk with great scenery through the Botanical Gardens, the University of Otago and then down the road towards Port Chalmers beside the harbour.
It’s a bloody long way and I’m knackered now, but still smiling like a Cheshire cat.
Colin was at the finish line…there with a smile and a big drink of water..and the camera.
I am not sore, which is a shock, just a bit stiff arsed, I may be worse tomorrow.