Thanksgiving week I registered for my second half. This time the race was at a park in Humble. This meant I could sleep at home...a definite plus. The race was two loops through two parks...a definite plus. I was hopeful it would be cooler...and it was...a definite plus.
Drew was very supportive of this race. It meant I had to miss church. That meant he had to get all four kids ready by himself and try to get to church on time for choir practice. I really did not like missing church especially during Advent, but I really felt this was a race I need to do for me and my sanity. Drew knew this and he did everything he could to help me feel prepared. What an awesome husband!
So, today was race day. I had a great night of sleep. A cool front moved through last night and I got my wish for cold weather. It was probably 40 degrees at the start and windy. Did I mention it was windy? Today windy was defined as 15-25 mph gusts.
|See the white caps and waves on Lake Houston!|
I remembered to look at the clock as I finished. I remembered to listen to the announcer to hear my name as I finished. I remembered to remember it all!
I finished in 1:57.26....a full 6:08 faster than my time in Galveston. I crossed the finished line and was given a great finishers medal. I walked a few feet, bent over, and cried. I felt the sweet release of so much frustration and disappointment. I felt the joy of accomplishing what I new I was capable of doing.
I texted Drew while he was at church with my time. I got this reply, "Good job! Sermon about joy. You experienced it today. I did too because I get to be proud of you." I cried again because he is so awesome!
|Taken by me with my phone after the race...again so windy!|