I never wanted a race to end so badly, but I crossed the finish line at the Run to Remember with a smile on my face.
I didn’t set a new PR, but I achieved my running goal for the year!
Yesterday’s heat and humidity totally kicked my butt, but I listened to my body and walked through every water station while taking in fluids.
My knee didn’t hurt AT ALL during the race, which reminded me that running is a gift.
I didn’t run my best half marathon (I finished in 2:03:57), but there will be more races.
And more chances to PR!
Congrats, Tina! I ran my first 5K today, so can totally relate. It was SO HOT!!!
Good for you! The heat and humidity have been brutal this weekend. I ran a 5K today and almost melted!
I’m so excited for your success. I am new to running and had to stop due to a knee injury. Physical Therapy is in my future too. Your earlier story about your knee and hip helps me stay hopeful.
Really excited for you.
Congrats on the half, Tina. Just running a half is enough of an accomplishment… especially in the heat and humidity! Way to go!
Congratulations! Heat + humidity takes soooo much out of you right away.
Always more races and more chances to PR! Haha. I wished you good luck in the race on your previous post, even though this report was already in my feed reader. I’m a little behind!
Congrats, great run! My last half couldn’t end soon enough either and sometimes just overcoming challenges and finishing are awesome enough!
Congratulations on your race. Yes, many more chances to PR. 🙂
wahooo you did it! Congrats 🙂 Nice time, too!
Love your attitude:) You are right…plenty more races and yes it is a gift to be able to run at all! Hope you have a great day!
I love the idea of “the race to remember”.
I also love that your knee didn’t hurt, truly a gift.
What a great race! And what’s better than snuggling with Murphy post-race?
Great job!! 🙂 So glad that your knee didn’t bother you at all during the race!
Congrats on a race well run! I’ll bet the humidity was killer so that is a great time. The most important thing is to end with a smile on your face and you did 🙂
ok. what is PR??
@Mary: Here you go: http://running.about.com/od/faqsforbeginners/f/personalrecord.htm
Nicely done! Even your “non-PR” is still way faster than my time…you go girl!
Love your positivity. Many beat themselves up way too hard for not PR’ing. Congrats Tina & Mal 🙂
It was so hot and humid yesterday on that course! I was so thankful it was over not too long after the clouds broke, glad to hear you made it through and your knee held up 🙂 Your PR will come.
Congrats Tina! Just being able to finish a half marathon is a huge accomplishment in itself. 🙂
Congratulations Tina, you should be proud of yourself for finishing strong despite some intense heat and humid and having weathered an injury. I know how frustrating it can be when you get a lot of momentum with racing and then you have a race that isn’t your best, but it can be really motivating too!
Great job on your half today–so happy that you had no pain!
Congrats on the run!
Congratulations, Tina! (especially since it was so warm this weekend…)
This was my first Half Marathon and while the heat was brutal, it was a great crowd. Met a fellow runner around mile 9 who really helped me get through the last 4 miles (especially mile 13 where i just wanted to walk so badly – she wouldn’t let me. “We’re not going to walk the last mile!”) Congrats to everyone who ran!
Congratulations! I ran this as well (my first half) and the humidity really was terrible but I had fun anyways — more so after I finished haha. 🙂
Nice job, Tina! I’m glad to hear that your knee didn’t bother you — that’s wonderful! You ran an awesome race, especially considering the heat!
I ran in Newport, RI yesterday, and found the combination of fog/humidity to be kind of difficult to manage, to say the least. Weather conditions definitely play a huge role in your run. I find that my runs are generally not as good in the summer, unless I wake up at 5 am 🙂
love the pyschadelic headband! so cute! Is that a bondiband??
@becca (bellebottoms): Yep! We just did a deal on them last week! https://opensky.com/carrotsncake/collection/bondi-band-bundle
yea! thanks!! I love the “will run for wine”…it speaks to the italian in me! 🙂
Great job! I am hoping to run to my first half this fall. You motivate me to stick to it!
I ran a half on Sunday too and it was HOT!! I didn’t even come close to PR-ing, but I was okay with it. Congrats on the race! 🙂
I didn’t set a PR either on that course. I realized I hadn’t hydrated the day before and it was hot! Speed stopped mattering once I saw people on the side of the road getting oxygen – I was just grateful to be healthy and upright!
Great news that your knee didn’t hurt and while not a PR, you still ran a half marathon with an impressive time! Running in heat AND humidity sucks.
Congrats on the race, Tina. I also ran the Race to Remember and found it super tough to get through because of the heat. You weren’t the only one whose butt got kicked 😉