Thursday, 14 May 2015

Scenes from the Weekend and My Next Race

So while I was off quietly reflecting for the last week or so, I was also off being a rather busy bee. I spent part of last weekend home in Niagara celebrating Mother's Day with my Mom, visiting friends, and running around my old stomping grounds. I spent the other part - working on my garden and hosting a Mother's Day/Birthday Dinner for Jamie's family. It made for a pretty action packed couple of days.

 

After that action packed weekend, I have boarded a plane, and made my way to Halifax for Work and the Bluenose Half Marathon. This is going to be my 10th Half Marathon, and my first destination race, which I think is a pretty fun way to ring in double digits!
 
I am not expecting much in terms of performance this time around. I am going to be working some long hours while I am here. And I have gotten mixed reviews about the course. One Person (*hi Todd!*) described it as the "Half from Hell". And a few other people have said it is not as bad as advertised. It has only be 2 weeks since my last half marathon. The course is a bit of a hilly monster. And my legs won't exactly be fresh.
 
My goals the Bluenose Half are to...
  • Take in the scenery
  • Smile
  • And Enjoy the Ride
My time will be what it will be. I just want to cross the line smiling and happy. Completing 10 half marathons in the last 3 years all while trying to rebuild from 4 major surgeries is something to celebrate. And that is exactly what this Sunday is all about - Celebrating!
 
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten