It isn't that the Nike Women's Half is as elite as the Boston Marathon, but it is in the Capital of our nation. That is could be considered good or bad, I suppose. Good - because the security there is always beefy. Bad - because that is the Capital and always a target.
The thing is... I have been training for 4 months. I am ready. Am I really going to give that up because of this? My sister reminded me yesterday that we still went to the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 after the bombing. We were right there where it happened. Honestly, I had sort of forgotten. But she is right. Life goes on and we have to show a united front that we won't be broken. We will still smile, laugh and run.
So here are the latest stats to date from Feb 12th. Sadly, I don't have my Dec and Jan data :(
11 min/mile average
AND my last 10.5 miles was at a 9:57min/mile!! Now if I can keep that up for less than 3 more, I will be one happy camper at the race.
PS: I forgot to tell you which shoes I bought, huh? Well, sadly the pretty shoes aka Saucony Rides didn't make the cut. Darn, the pink was super cute too. I ended up with Brooks Defyance and will probably eventually get another pair of Glycerins too (they are a little bit pink). Just ran out of time to break them in.