Today, while at church, I received a text from a friend who has also signed up for the Half Marathon, this being her first one. She was wondering if I wanted to hit the trails later in the afternoon. Absolutely!!! As we took command over that trail, we discussed Half Marathon logistics, basically the events of that day, that are pretty much summed up to those 13.1 miles. It was wonderful having a buddy out there today!
I don’t know if anyone else feels the same way, but the first mile seems to always be the roughest part for me. Once I finally feel thoroughly warmed up, I start to find my groove, and that seems to happen as the mileage changes from 1.00 to 1.01; it’s a like a light switch!
By the time we finished, we ended up doing, not just 6.00, but 6.15. When you are going for that 13.1, every .15 counts, and we certainly counted it!!!
I’m most definitely looking forward to the Spring days that seem to warm up. Until then, we must press on!!
“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” (~Hosea 6:3, NASB~)