Well, I did it! I am not going to give a big race recap, as you don’t need to know what I was thinking every mile. Though one thought was, ‘Why am I doing this? Do I even like running?’
Anyway, I’ve been sick with a cough/cold thing, but was feeling a little better so thought I would just run it. I had paid and I’m pretty sure you can’t defer or transfer your race entry.
I had to wake up at 3am, to leave my house and park, then catch a bus to the start line. It was super easy, but I was so tired. I started the run at a good pace, but by mile 4 I had decided to relax, slow down and not get sick or injured. I did do a run/walk for a while. I walked up most of the only hill on course. I just kept thinking l, ‘Enjoy yourself. Enjoy the atmosphere. Go easy. This is just a long run.’