Today was the Half Marathon race of the Winter Training Circuit. We started from Eden and buses took us up the canyon to the starting line. It was the perfect day for a race and the course was downhill or flat. I started the race with Mandy Foster and told her I was just going to run the race as a training run. I feel like I'm behind with my training and didin't want to push too hard. It was so nice to run with her. We stayed together the whole run. I got a few side aches, but they went away with a few deep breaths.
My boys came to watch and when I ran by Will he yelled, "Go faster, mom, you gotta win." I was far from winning, but I was happy to hear his cute little voice cheering.
By the end of the race, I was pretty tired. I took 6th place with a time of 1:26:56.9, which came out to be 6:38 miles. This time is far from a PR for me, but I'm happy with it. I ran exactly how I wanted to run it.