The last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of fun and busy for us, and I have a feeling that this is how the rest of the summer is going to be!
We had so much fun on Memorial Day. Our church made a float in honor of those who gave their lives for our country for our town parade. After the parade we had everyone over for lunch.
Last weekend I ran the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon. This was a disappointing race for me, which makes 2 in a row. It was my 3rd 1/2 marathon this spring and also my slowest.
The race itself was great! I had the opportunity to be an ambassador for this race, which was a whole lot of fun! It was also a lot of fun to get to meet the other ambassadors!
Zooma put on a great race event and I highly recommend it!
I picked up my race packet on Friday night and then stuck around to help people get checked in. With the race I picked up a couple of awesome race shirts, a nice pair of Feetures socks, and a a Zooma journal.
The medals are really nice. They have detachable charms that you can put on a necklace!!!
I thought about spending the night in Annapolis, but we had so much going on, the logistics just weren’t working, and we really are not that far (about an hour).
I got to the race with plenty of time, but the lines for the bathrooms were a lot longer than I anticipated so I ended up missing the ambassador photo.
The course really is beautiful! It starts at the Navy Memorial Stadium and goes over the Naval Academy Bridge (twice). It is a little bit of a hilly course and it was a hot day, but I was prepared for that. I kind of knew a 1:30 was not realistic on this day and this course. I had settled on going for a 1:34-1:35. I finished in 1:40 for 13.28 miles. My pacing was terrible and I walked several times in this race. My fastest mile was 6:44, my slowest was 8:22. Mile 4 was my fastest and 6 was my slowest. I know that everybody has races like this, but it really is not than great of a feeling to finish a race knowing you could have done better. But, I did finish another half, and was able to get 4th overall for woman (which this race is about 90% woman).
Time to learn from this race and move on to the next one :).
This week we had a conference at our church and some friends in town. We spent the day hiking the Appalachian Trail on Monday and that was a blast. We ran into a hiker who was on day 69 of hiking the trail…CRAZY!!!!!
Yesterday I found THIS article about Scott Jurek who is currently attempting to become the fastest person to ever complete the Appalachian Trail. His goal is to do it in 42 days!!! I can’t even imagine!
That is about all from the last couple of weeks :).
What have you been up to?
Could you imagine hiking the Appalachian Trail?!