On Sunday my half marathon PR turns 1.
My chip time was 1:58:37.
I’ve done A LOT of running since this race. I’ve dealt with tendonitis, humidity, and running with a sinus infection. I’ve put more than a 1000 miles on these legs, ran a marathon, a 10K, a 15K, and 3 half marathons — none of which have gone as planned, but have all been learning experiences.
My heart knows that I can run faster. I just need to convince my head and my legs (and wear my Garmin). I WANT to feel that high you get from crushing a goal. It’s an adrenaline rush like no other.
BUT if I don’t, 1:58:37 is a pretty respectable PR. If not now – soon. As long as I give it all I’ve got, I’m not going to crush myself (like I did in Gasparilla) for not PRing.
“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”
/end of pep talk — we’ll talk again after Sarasota.