And why do I think it would be so much worse? Because we totally rocked that Half Marathon! Ariana and I set new PRs (Personal Records), averaging 10:13 minutes per mile. Our pace for the twelve mile training run was 10:40, so I was very happy with my time. I was also surprised to see that my final time of 2:13:50 was a full minute faster than my time in the same race eight years ago. Hey, maybe you can run a six minute mile, but let me rest on my laurels for a second, okay?
All right, I'm done. Now, a word about photos. I can't believe that none of my adoring fans came to the race to cheer me on and take pictures of us crossing the finish line. However, Ariana's husband, Jake, did not race. So he snapped the following shots. And I have been rolling on the floor for the past half hour laughing at how hilarious we look!
|Todd with less than a mile to go!|
|Where's Waldo, right? We're the weirdos who don't even look like we're running.|
Maybe a close-up will help . . .
|Yes, that's Ariana in red and Alison in blue. If we quit gabbing and ran like normal people we might have run even faster . . . but we wouldn't have had so much fun!|