It's my fourth half marathon, and the second since I had the twins in March of last year. It's the Oshkosh half-marathon, and it is also the first half I ever did, and I finished in around 2:10 I think.
The next one was the Chicago Rock n Roll half, where I PR'd with 2:06, and I was also unknowingly pregnant with the boys...
I took a big long break for the pregnancy, and jumped back in with the Chicago Rock n Roll in 2010, where I suffered through with a horrible, awful, painful 2:45ish. I ran with my best girlfriend, the hilarious and beautiful Rachel:
|She loves my babies :)|
|If only that were our finishing time...|
I don't know what went wrong with this race exactly. I was very undertrained, nursing, four months post-partum and a good twenty pounds heavier than my last half, so maybe those things had something to do with it.... ha. This is us at mile six, before we wanted to hang ourselves with our running shoes:
|Me in the blue, Rachel in green|
So anyway, are you still with me after that history lesson? yikes, sorry about that. Here's the moral of the story. All I've been thinking about for a month is my time for this half marathon. Rachel and I have exchanged pages-long email strings detailing what we believe to be the essential goals every runner needs:
- The If-I-Don't-Get-This-I'll-Die Goal
- The Stated Goal
- The Secret Goal
- The Super-Duper-Secret Goal
I came up with my numbers for all of them... but to ensure that I'm not too embarrassed to come back and update you all, I'm only going to give you #2 and #3.
Ok... drumroll please.....
I REALLY want to get under
But I REALLY REALLY want to get under 2:10.
We'll see. I'm terrified just seeing it in black and white.
Does anyone have anything really fun they're doing this weekend? I think it'll finally be warm enough in Wisconsin to get out with the kiddos! Woo!