I wanted to put a quick update on the blog - I do have a new PR! 13 seconds faster than my last half marathon - the conditions though were really bad today - It was HOT! Who would have thought that November 15th would be so hot?? We had a high of 80 degrees and long parts of the trail there were no shade at all and at a few points I didn't think I was going to finish. I walked a lot of the last two miles and then sprinted across the finish line only to be overcome by leg cramps as soon as I stopped to take the timing thing off. I had to be drug to the first aid tent, where they worked on my legs a little and got me at least walking around and moving again. I don't feel bad anymore though - what I went through was repeated time and time again at the finish line. People who are very experienced runners were being overcome by the leg cramps.
At the finish line I was cheered on by my parents, both my sons and my hubby! I got a very pretty medal - I got an adorable little angel pin from my parents - and from my hubby a beautiful journey heart in silver and blue topaz. I will post pictures soon, but right now I just need some water and a nap.