trying...... to run like the wind

Leading up to my half marathon, I signed up for the 10 miler to test myself and see how far away I was from the goal my running friend and I set of a two hour half marathon. My final time clocked in at one hour and thirty-eight minutes, which is NOT going to work for a 2 hour half, so I have a lot of damn little bit of work to do to see if I can make my goal. Tempo runs and some sprints here and there should help me cut my time down or I can just hope that I get multiple bursts of energy during the race.

Race day bib and shirt

Line for the porta potties always makes me laugh

Post race smiles because the finish line never looked so good

Without a taking a much needed nap, I rallied at night and joined friends to celebrate Danielle's 30th birthday at the new Society Lounge on East 4th. We were set up in a small back room complete with balloons, 30th birthday suckers and a cake to help usher Danielle join the dirty thirty club.

Even though I live steps from the Society Lounge, I haven't been downstairs to check it out but the space is gorgeous with large booths and tables, low lighting and one hell of a lounge singer all Rat-Packed-up in a snazzy bow tie. My friends sipped everything from moscow mules to a few old fashioned cocktails that were quite delicious if I do say so myself.

30th bday cake; Birthday girl Danielle in the center taking a bite out of her fab cake


Heather said...

A 2 hour half isn't easy - but you can do it!

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

running is hard, period. get it girl.

Beth @ CraveableCleveland said...

Both of my half marathons have clocked in around 2 hours and 30 mins so a 2 hour goal sounds amazing to me! I have faith :).

Katelin said...

woo woo, check you out! running and more running, with a side of cake, i like it.

Fizzgig said...

a two hour half is a really good goal. I trained a lot and did a 2:55 for my first! Best of luck, and enjoy it, the feeling at the end of your first 13.1 is probably the best feeling of accomplishment, and you'll never forget it!