Well friends and fam, I did it- I lived! My first (and probably last) half marathon, and SUB-2 no less! (that's fancy runner lingo for "in less than 2 hours")
Yes, that's right, with my nerdy fuel belt and high visibility shorts, I made my 13.1 mile run in an hour and 55 minutes. To put the distance into perspective, that's a 5K...plus ten miles. It's far. Next time you're on the freeway, examine you odometer and make a note at how long it takes to go 13 miles IN A CAR...and how much road you have left behind in the meanwhile...you get the picture, it's FAR!
So since it was the Hershey Half Marathon --which is cool because it benefits the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Children's Hospital as well as the Children's Miracle Network-- I got not only a medal in the shape of a Hershey kiss, but - you got it- free chocolate! And some photos with those cute little Hershey Park characters! So many perks...
Here is the BEFORE photo...a little too eager beaver considering what I'm about to make myself do...
So after my shower and after getting a space blanket of my own (I really don't know why they were giving those out...) I wrapped up in it and pretended to be a Hershey kiss myself!
And then for the chocolate tasting!
And of course, it was only a matter of time before the major CRASH!
And I haven't run since. The End.