Divas Half Marathon Special edition- Monte De Oro Winery, Temecula, CA Feb. 28, 2015
Friday evening at Packet Pick up. Already having fun with my MRTT friends. My girls found the Sign table and made me encouraging posters!
And of course I had to take a pic with my new Divas shirt and Tutu!
WE are all set to Race! It was a cold morning with Impending Rain but that didn't dampen our enthusiasm.
I was a lot better prepared for this half! I felt sure of myself and not as nervous. I knew I could do it. My only worry this time was beating my time from the previous run. I needed to stay at an 11 minute pace!
We had many hills that were challenging and by the top of mile 5, I needed a potty stop.
I knew that I would lose site of my 2 running buddies that were staying at my goal pace. It took me about two miles of pushing myself to finally reach these 2 Amazing women in the pic.
Even though I didn't stay right beside them I did keep them in sight for the rest of the race. By mile 10 (pic above) I was feeling a little tired but I fueled and kept on running. As before I cheered on the other runners as I passed them, the ones that were at a slower pace. Their pace doesn't really Matter much, I see the determination on their faces and know that they are already Winners just for making the Effort to be out there! This Dives me forward! When I saw a lonely runner or if they looked tired, I Cheered them On even More because the Ones faster than me Cheered me on when they passed me. I truly Love this Mutual Encouragement. There was one one lady I kept either passing or she would pass me by the End we were New running Friends. I had yet again caught up to Sarah, the 11 minute pacer at mile 12 and then a bomb drops. I get a bloody nose. Yuck. I can't believe it, this has Never happened before. At least I had grabbed a wad of tissue and had it in my jacket pocket. So I hold the tissue to my nose and Keep walking. I see Sarah pass then Celia. So I start running again with that tissue on my nose. I was so Close I to the finish line. I couldn't let this stupid nose bleed stop me from achieving my goal of attaining my Personal Record (PR) for a half. So I kept going and as I did the bleeding stopped. YAY! I did achieve a PR. I finished with the time of 2 hours and 24 minutes!
This is Martha. She's such an inspiration. She is super fast and very motivating. A fun loving granny that I look up to. She came in about 40 seconds before me.
It was so Much fun receiving our Tiaras, boas, Medals and white roses.
All the Best to you and your Goals! Never Stop reaching for your Dreams and Pushing Forward.
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