Raise your glass to Advil.
Raise your glass to the fact that that was my last half marathon for a while…most likely
The summary of the race goes as such:
Wake up at 5:15 in the morning to inches of snow. Seeing as I slept in American Fork last night I had not really stocked up for such a surprise….I thought I would be safe the last day in April. Nope, welcome to Utah.
Prep and begin running with about 2,000 other people.
Oh Tulip festival? WHAT TULIP FESTIVAL?! It was covered in snow. The whole route was covered in snow or dirt; I’m not sure which one was worse.
Mario Kart. Ever played it?
Well it perfectly describes the route. A hilly maze of confusion. I felt like I was going to turn the wrong direction and that blinking arrow and cloud (is that thing even a cloud? I don’t know) was going to pop up in front of my face. There were a lot of maze like things, even multiple places where you could pick from two paths to take. I was just searching for that mystery rainbow floor that launches you across the water. That would have come in handy when I was sooooo done running. There were tunnels and every length and steepness of hill you could ever dream of. I just lived Mario Kart. Don’t be too jealous… it wasn’t even that fun.
Walk It Out. Easily the worst song to have on a running play list. All I wanted to do was walk, and all this song was telling me to do was walk. Let's just say I changed that song in record time.
And I finished. Slowly, but finished nonetheless. I’m happy about it. I just keep telling myself that I’ll go faster when I’m 60 years old. Seem twisted? Nahhh.
And thus we see, Raise your glass to another half marathon down.
And Raise your glass to my medal. Just because you can.