Well, did I run my kilt off ? I am not sure about that - ( I wasn't wearing one!), but I did run and I ran well, I might add. This expression pretty much sums up what I was feeling when I finished...
For this particular 1/2 marathon it is a 2000 foot ascent and descent, which basically means STEEP up and STEEPER down! I finished first in my division with a time of 1 hour 54 minutes and 39 seconds. That's slow for me to run 13 miles on flat terrain, but great considering the conditions. My running coaches told me not to expect to finish faster than 2 hours 10 minutes - I told them be at the finish line before 2 hours - I'll be there! That was the best part of the whole race ... totally proving them wrong. Sorry Dad and Hector, you weren't right this time!
The next 1/2 marathon is scheduled for May 17th. God-willing I will do as well in that one, too!
Oh, and I almost forgot to mention my prize: a whiskey flask. Why, I don't know but let's just say this race is not necessarily for the sane!