Monday, March 28, 2016

Wicked Half pictures

Due to the rain, the pics weren't as awesome this year but I still appreciate them and LOVE free photos.  Here are a few from their website.

Unfortunately, there were no finish line pics like last year because the rain was causing significant issues with the camera equipment.  I am bummed, but I totally understand. I am still riding the high of this race.  While I sure didn't have a PR, I had SO much fun pacing my new friend.  We talked the entire race, something I never get to do because I am usually SO focused on the PR and I loved it. I have been contemplating being a pacer for some time now, and I think this is the answer I needed.  I felt just as awesome helping someone PR as I did getting my own PR.  I haven't had any disappointment in my performance at all.  I felt surprisingly strong the whole race, and while the speed wasn't there, all the activities I have been busting my butt doing seem to have paid off.  It was worth every single chlorine filled minute for sure.

Again, I highly recommend this race as a fun, laid back, small town race.  The course is NOT flat, it has flat sections, but is mostly rolling hills.  I really, really want to do the full next year with Stella Ella.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered and put their time in on race day and before.  I know it is hard work and what I did was only a tiny bit of the big picture.  I also want to say a HUGE thank you to doug for keeping my foot healthy and giving me the confidence that I needed to do this race.  I probably would have sat out if it weren't for you assuring me that I could do it.  Even today (Monday, race was Saturday) I have little to no pain.  Going to attempt a run tonight and see how it feels.  Have a great week everyone!!!!


  1. I will be running all 3 Heartland races for fun and I am hoping I enjoy them. I'm usually so focused on a PR, that I don't even know what running a race for fun feels like!

    1. I know, I am still getting use to running for fun versus PR. It's a weird feeling.