I ran my first race today! I may have played a hundred soccer games growing up but I’ve never run a race so I decided it would be a good warm up for Chicago. It was a typical Washington summer day, about 55°F and rainy even though the forecast said partly cloudy last night.
I was a bit nervous before the race, and felt a bit like I was in a cattle herd but after the first turn I could settle into a rhythm.
I felt better as the race went on, I guess that’s a sign I should actually warm up before running (I’ve gotten lazy in my old age). Turns out that the hill I thought would be a gentle incline was not so gentle but I powered up it the best I could and it was mostly downhill from there.
Jen was at the finish line to meet me, such an awesome friend to get up at 5:30am and drive me to Battle Ground and then hang out in the rain. All in all, it was a lot of fun and I feel a lot more prepared for the half.