I trained, I ran, I finished. When I registered for the Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon, I wanted to challenge myself, I wanted to run in the snow, to stay outside my comfort zone, to do something hard, to scratch another new thing off my list.
My December injury put me behind a few weeks in my training, the cold was horrible on my joints, my iphone would die from the cold temps I was running in, some days the ice snow on the road was too dangerous to be out in, it was hard to keep motivated, the day we were scheduled to drive to St. John's there was a snow storm, my knee was not 100%, it was hard, it was cold, it hurt.... the old me would have given up long ago, but the new me put her her head down and kept going.
13.1 Miles, 21.09 Kilometers, 69,168 Feet, 23,065 Yards.
Through the snow, through the pain.
I might not look the part, my finish times might not be pretty, but I will not be stopped. I AM a RUNNER.
Thank you to husband and kiddo for their continuing support, for volunteering at another of my races, and handing me my water. Thanks also to my brother in law Steve, who also injured ran with me.
This makes 1/2 marathon #3