On Sunday I participated in the Runners World Half Marathon, in Bethlehem, PA. I rode down with my friend James, who ran his very first half (yay!) and we arrived before the sun was even up! I haven’t seen this hour of the day in a long, long time! Luckily, I had a cup of coffee and the pre-race jitters to wake me up.
The race started at the Sands Casino at 8:30 AM. It was a cold start, but we got warmed up pretty quick.
I LOVED this course. There were rolling hills, but every challenging uphill came with a recovery downhill. The scenery was beautiful! I was also happy to have a friend (James) to be running with. Even though we barely talked the whole race, he pushed me to do my very best.
We finished in 1:45, my best time yet! Whoo hoo! I didn’t know what to expect because I had been a slacker with my runs throughout the month of October, so I was pleasantly surprised!
Afterwards, I rewarded myself with a ShockTop Pumpkin Spice beer.
I don’t think I want to do another half marathon any time soon, but a 5K or 10K sounds good!!