Half-Marathon #8, in the bag…

… with a new PR, to boot!

Yesterday was a big day for me. Yes, it was the first day of a new month; yes, it was Superbowl Sunday (and btw, I did not catch a single second of the Superbowl–bad, I know), but it was more than any of those things.

It was the day I ran my 8th half-marathon (my 9th one overall), and I SET A NEW PERSONAL RECORD!!!

Old PR: 2.47:10
New PR: 2:36:55

Rock on!!

I felt pretty good out there yesterday, save for a shoulder I’d slept on wrong the night before that kept going numb on me and a nagging ankle thing near the end (the latter is becoming a familiar refrain, and I should get it looked at by Coach Kris tomorrow). But other than that, I felt fantastic and knew it was going to be a good day.

Towards the end I knew I was going to PR but dared not say it out loud; just as a goalie would never say he’s going to get a shutout (and neither would any of his teammates), I just kept pressing on, thinking about our honorees (even got to hug Honoree Doug near the finish line) and focusing on the finish line.

What a sweet, sweet feeling to beat your previous best! But I can’t rest on my laurels for too long. Napa is coming up in 4 weeks, and I’ve got to shift my focus onto that now.

Yay for new PR’s, though!

2 thoughts on “Half-Marathon #8, in the bag…

  1. Congratulations on your PR Jen!!! I’m so happy for you. You are going to kick major ass in Napa. Keep up the great work and keeping thinking about the honorees, they’re the ones that will help you get through it in the end.What a fabulous photo of you at the turn around. Who snapped it?

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