I hope your quadriceps aren't as angry at you as mine are to me. :S Oh well, it's the price you pay for destroying your PR in a 1/2 marathon. ;) Just being funny....had to put that in there.
|Matt's message on the day|
|Wore my 'Boost your Boston' laces|
for some Good Luck ;)
|check out Nick all ready to pace the 1/2 marathon 1:45 pack.|
|full marathoners at the start. I always wish I was doing the full at the start|
of the Blue Nose....I'm sure I'd feel differently if I was! ;)
Truckin' up Brunswick street...aka: the infamous incline that makes me puke! I have to give kudos to the Blue Nose medical Volunteers. They saw me bend over and gag. Before I knew it I was elbow deep into a huge trash can splashing the remnants of my orange Gatorade from the park everywhere. There were like 4-5 volunteers making sure I was okay. I assured them that this happens 'every race' and I gave them a thumbs up and I was on my way. :)
The Blue Nose is one of my favourite races. I love how the whole city is out, either running, cheering or volunteering. I high fived two kids saw some bands playing in the street. I really thought it was cool that when I was at the start line I could see the 5 km runners at the top of Citadel Hill and when we were running down Barrington street towards the dockyard, we could see literally hundreds of runners running towards Dartmouth across the MacDonald Bridge! Awesome spectators, awesome volunteers and super awesome runners!
I'm so proud of Matt. This was his first race since his nasty Achilles tendon injury that seemed to go on all winter! And, it also took him out of the running of the Boston Marathon. He raced a good solid run at the Blue Nose yesterday, pain free clocking 1:24!!!!
|If you've read my post, "The Truth About Chaffing,"|
here's what I'm talkin' about---ouch!
|A view from Citadel Hill. I cheered here for the finishers after I was done running. If you ever need motivation, go to a Marathon finish line! I wiped tears from my eyes so many times watching victorious finishers raise their arms with pride and hearing loved ones scream with joy for their triumph. Amazing.|
|My 1/2 Marathon Stats: Improved my old PB by 2 min 38 seconds.....chip time. Yay!|
|Our Race Kits contained SKITTLES!!! Mine are all gone now and I called dibs on Matt's too...can you convince him to hand them over? ;)|
Thanks for stopping by!
Did you run the Blue Nose? If so share your success story with me!
P.S. Next up is the Sole Sisters 5km.....stay tuned!