I survived the Hollywood Half marathon yesterday! This was the main achievement of my weekend, and I had a lovely time running the race. I did have a terrible period after the race where I was short of breath and having heart palpitations (for like 40 minutes!) but thankfully did not require any kind of medical intervention.
Oops. I guess this is what getting old and not training very well means 🙂 I’m still glad I did it!!
I stuck with the guy above until mile 9.5 or so, and then went slightly faster. I’m glad I did because had I gone out any faster, I don’t know if I would have finished very happily! I enjoyed taking this pic at mile 12:
Josh gets hero of the day, because not only was he a fantastic spectator, but he also took the kids for basically the rest of the day while I got some glorious rest (a shower, a nap, many pages of Station Eleven).
I ran the race in ~2:03 which was not my fastest time (actually was my slowest in many years) but — it was reasonable given my very low-mileage training. I used to train 25-30 miles/week and there were many weeks during this training cycle where I ran . . . 15, total. Or even less if I missed a long run. So, I felt I ran the time I deserved! On the up-side, I did more strength work than I ever used to do as a young (faster) runner. So there’s that.
I also interviewed 2 weekend babysitter candidates (found via Care.com). We had two come (and were excellent!) and two no-shows. This is mostly going to be for short stints on weekend mornings so that I can exercise NOT at the crack of dawn and so that I can take Viva to MyGym (her fave) while Josh gets a little work in.
It’s Monday and I am THISCLOSE to Inbox Zero which was very long overdue. THANK YOU, new year energy!
Rest of weekend featured:
- A date night (for carb loading purposes!) at Cappriccio’s
- A bday party (hadn’t been to one in a while!)
- That’s about it
It was low-key and nice.