Boston's Run to Remember is definitely my favorite half marathon ever. It's not often that I get to run the actually streets of Boston! It's just overall a great course because you get to run through so many different parts on Boston and into Cambridge. Running on Memorial Drive got a little boring because it felt so long but I definitely enjoyed running through the downtown area.
Another reason this run means a lot to me is because of the fact that it's a tribute to the officers and first responders that's dedicated their lives to save OUR lives. The money raised from registrations and other funds are donated to local charities. Almost 10,000 runners ran this past Sunday! That's bonkers!
Just like any races I've done in the past, a new race day outfit is a must. Of course, I didn't need to buy a new outfit but I did anyway. I need to work on that for sure! I had to bust out my Photosynthesis Pegasus 32s to finally kick off the Summer '16 season!
Brian took the day off so he can finally see me cross the finish line since he wasn't able to witness me do so when I ran Chicago! He's been super supportive with everything I do when it comes to my workout decisions or just general life decisions. Waking up with me at 5 in the morning means a lot! He's truly my number 1 fan!
I've been lucky enough to have Amy Lynn as a friend. We met at work and we hit it off right away. One of the many things we have in common is we both like to stay fit. She runs as well and have participated in a few half marathons. She also did Chicago Marathon this past year and I ran the first 18 miles with her. We ran Run to Remember until I decided to take a break at mile 10 and she kept going! It's definitely great to have someone you can run with and motivate each other!
This was a mile and some change in and Amy Lynn and I had to take a bathroom break at Starbucks on State Street! The barista was very nice and wished us luck! Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go!
Memorial Drive was the longest part of the course. It felt SO long and never ending. We had to loop it back to get to the finish line. I was contemplating about getting an Uber.
I started feeling my lack of training around mile 10. The last three miles from then on were rough! Honestly, for a while now, I haven't been feeling the love I've once felt for running. Forcing myself to run certainly isn't going to help. Often times, I would think about the first few times I would go for a run just because I felt like it.
Despite the little hiccup, I finished. No PR, just me crossing the finish line. I certainly didn't expect to hit a personal record especially with the fact that I haven't been training for this race. It was overall an amazing race. Great company and the weather was perfect for running. As I mentioned earlier, a great course and for a great cause. This will definitely have to be an annual run for me to sign up for! Congrats to everyone who finished! Until next year!