So Courtney and I cranked out 13.1 miles at the Safari Park Half Marathon this weekend and I have to say I didn't do as badly as I predicted finishing in 2 hours 11 minutes. It was a typical race for us, waking up at the butt crack of dawn (on Daylight Savings Day no less) and freezing our rear ends off in the dark waiting for the race to begin. The race was held at the Safari Park in Escondido (Wild Animal Park for you Southern California folk) and we were greeted with a downhill start (yay!) only to be challenged with at least a dozen or more hills throughout the course. We saw lots of cows and horses but unfortunately all the zoo creatures were still getting their beauty sleep (a lot smarter than us!).
As usual I shivered during miles 1-5. Cursed myself profusely during miles 6-12:
and praised myself wondering what race I'll sign up for next at mile 13.1:
Thank you RunningSkirts.com for the photos!
A routine race for me!
One of these days I'll challenge myself to get beat my PR (personal record) of 1:54 but for now, I'm enjoying the scenery!