Posted January 17, 2012on:
Hey y’all!!!! Guess what?
I walked another half-marathon. Can you believe it? My regular walk partner couldn’t join me. Her boss wouldn’t let her off work Friday night. So I had found a new half pal.
That’s the medical director from where I work, Ed. He’s a great guy and he runs. He really runs. He has a consistent 11 minute mile and he’s faster when he runs 5Ks.
Running has been really really hard for me. I don’t know if it’s the cold or if I’m not pushing myself hard enough but I just haven’t been able to breathe and run. I just give out so fast. So we walked the WHOLE race.
He could have left me but he stayed with me so I wouldn’t be by myself.
It was cold that morning. 24 degrees F! By the time we finished the temp was up in the 40s. It was such a beautiful day. Look at the blue sky. And the route volunteers were wonderful. The crew at mile 4.5 was real party people and mile 9.5 had a dancing chicken. It was Amazing!
When I got home I had some definite wheezing. My rescue inhaler took care of that. I’ve never actually wheezed before. I spent the rest of the day on the couch.
I had a goal of 3:15 of better and didn’t make it. I came in just past 3:20. I don’t know if I’ll ever do another one but I’m glad I did that one. And I’m glad that Ed did it with me. He will have one helluva PR if ever runs one.