My hometown half marathon! One of my favorite races of the year as I get to see a bunch of my running buddies from all over town.
A few of us from our morning group took part on the event.
Like always, the TOU 1/2 didn't disappoint. Great course, excellent aid stations, and despite the nasty air from the fires around the neighboring states, it was a beautiful sunny day.
Race wise: I knew it wasn't going to be my fastest. I was sick for two week straight prior to race day. I had severe sinus and ear infections so I knew that I was going to be out there still a bit under the weather. However, I was there to have fun and I did have fun. Even when it got hard, around mile 11, I was still enjoying myself.
At the end, my friend Adrian met me and he helped me on the last 200 meters. I push hard on that last bit and I crossed the line spent.
After I finished, I waited to see my running friends come in. Each one of them gave their all as they were running through the finishing chute. Awesome gals, so grateful to run with them in the mornings.
I even got to snap a picture with my sweet friend Paige. We used to work together, she was my advising mentor. I sure miss her at the office.
TOU 1/2 2015, another great race day!