Scott and I had been training for the mini marathon since January! We both felt really good about the half leading up to the race. We both finished a 12 mile run a few weeks prior and it felt really good to both of us. My friend, Megan, came from Ohio to run with me!
I ended up getting the stomach flu the day before the race and was only able to keep down a banana and a half that day. I knew going into the morning that it wouldn't be a good run because of the way I was feeling, but gave it a try anyways.
Right before the race….
I made it through, but did not do well at all. It was pretty frustrating to have great training runs, but have a bad race due to being sick. I think Scott had a good run, but he wasn't real pleased with it. He ended up getting sick a few times a couple days before the race. He was able to eat good meals the day before the race, but said he could definitely tell his body was not 100% while running.
We will definitely be doing another half, but we're enjoying a break from the long runs!!
We have two young children. Elliana was born on January 26, 2010. She was 6 pounds 11 ounces and 18.5 inches long. Connor entered our family on August 16, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. We also keep busy with our yellow lab, Bella.