Today is the day for my UN-Lucky Run! I was excited! I took a sharpie to that “Lucky Run” shirt, and I think it turned out pretty good.
I went into the 13.1 with a particular path in mind. I was going to do the 4 mile and some change down and back 3 times. This was the path with the least amount of hills. It didn’t matter where or how I got the miles in, what mattered was me getting out there an running them.
I took 2 shot bloks at miles 7, 9, and 11. I didn’t feel fatigued at all during the race. I didn’t feel like I was over doing it, I just felt like I was floating the entire time.
I kept flashing back to a moment around mile 22 of my marathon last year. I heard all of this music and there was about 4-5 dancers in hip hop clothes dancing on the mile marker. There was this moment of excitement where I got super pumped up and just let loose and started dancing a fool. It only lasted like 15-20 seconds, but it’s a feeling I carried with me every time I needed strength. It reminded me to have fun and not stress.
Here’s my official time. I didn’t stop the timer at the stop lights, so the time is a little over what I wanted. However that all doesn’t matter because I totally PR’ed the hell out of this 1/2 marathon distance! A full 16 minutes faster than the one I ran last October. Amazing!
There are the official numbers.
I had my traditional post run breakfast. I actually made it super ginormous!
After the run and the breakfast I showered and noticed that the shirt the UN-Lucky Run shirt, gave me a rash! Lmfao!!! It’s seriously ridiculous at this point.
Does anyone want an XL tech tee?? Let me know, maybe it will bring you more luck 😉
Last but not least. I wanted to take a moment and truly thank all of my followers and readers for the kind thoughts and comments made on my lucky run post. I am so appreciative for you. You are a big reason why I had the strength to run today. I thought of all of your comments as I was running and it really helped me push through those tough parts, and uplift me.
I love this blog so much, and I hope you continue to follow along with me on this journey.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!