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A Brief Post!

Briefly updating here!  I am back in training for the Blues Half Marathon here in Mississippi and St. Jude Half in Memphis.  After slogging through the summer it is great to be back in a training group.  It definitely makes me try harder.  The summer heat and humidity slows me down and makes me want to quit!

My pace is pathetic ( not that it was ever that fast!) thanks to the humidity.  Hopefully with cooler air it will pick back up quickly!  For now I just do the best that I can and pray for a cold front soon!

More to come!

Heat and Humidity and Hills, Oh My!

So I am a little late sharing about the Mississippi Blues half marathon!  Sorry, but life happened and I had to pick up my pace and then catch my breath!

Never the less, I have to tell you about the Blues!  The day started out foggy and humid and the temperature was rising!  So that meant running a very hilly course with heat and humidity. Not a good combination for anyone, but especially me!  When it is hot and humid I tank!

The forecast called for a possibility of rain; I was hoping but it did not happen!  Instead the sun came out full force!  I am used to my shaded trail, not full sun!  Winter was gone and it was suddenly Spring!

I ran with two friends and we started out keeping our pace nice and steady only to realize that we needed a bathroom break at mile two!  Not wanting to use port a potties we decide to stop at a coffee shop with one bathroom!  Well it turned into a six-minute break, but we pressed on!

The Blues is a tough course and my goal was to finish not gain a PR, but I had made the mistake of driving the course a couple of days before the race and that made things harder because I knew what was coming.  Knowing the course did not help (preparing through training helps!)  I will not do that again! I am sure someone will disagree, but running has taught me a few things such as, I do not need to know the course or every pot hole in it!  I just need to know the direction that I am going and accept that  I can only see so far ahead.  So I need to run the course as it comes to me and realize that  I can only take the next step!  Very much like life!

Hubby and me after the race!

Yes, I did finish the race in 2:55 and my hubby gained a PR!  He finished in 1:50, two minutes faster than his St. Jude half and this was a much tougher course!