I raced in my first half marathon! That's a pretty big milestone in my running career. It's not everyday that I go out there with the intention of running a 21.1km and think, eh, that's was easy.
The Hypothermic Half, with its pathetic excuse for an organized event, was a pretty decent run, as far as the route went. Even Mother Nature cooperated by not making it miserably cold. Granted, it did start to snow rather heavy during the last 7 or 8km and between the melting snow and steam on my glasses I seriously wondered if I would end the run with a spectacular wipe out (for which I'm starting to get a reputation) by not being able to see. All is well that ends well, as the saying goes. I could have done better if I put more effort into it (I was so not feeling the love for this race) but for me, finished in 2hr23min16sec is perfectly acceptable. I got the bling. I ate a very overpriced brunch at the Atlantica Hotel. I will not run in this race again unless there are some major improvements. Like access to changing facilities, and more than 2 port-a-potties. And something more at the finish line in terms of refreshments than water. And the hat and glove combo instead of the standard t-shirt that came with registration? Don't even get me started!
So yes, I did it. Got the bling to show for it. Now onto bigger and better races. Maritime Race Weekend is going to rock!