|5K runners in front of the Michigan Capitol Building|
Other than the Playmakers booth, the expo was a bit lacking. I realize it was the inaugural event, but I've been to a number of marathon expos. This one had just a few booths that really weren't very useful. It was a bit disappointing.
The morning of the race was FREEZING cold and very windy. I met my friends/co-workers at our office, and we walked a block over to the race start in downtown Lansing. This was our third half marathon together, and I realized again how fun it is to work in an office of runners (well the girls at least...we still haven't talked the boys into it).
|At the start - I spotted my husband|
|Love this shot with the Capitol in the background|
|Runners heading down Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing|
The race ended in front of Michigan's beautiful capitol building in downtown Lansing. I pushed so hard during this race that I couldn't appreciate the crowds and energy of Capitol Avenue at the finish. Despite a lot of the course being away from downtown, the course still did a nice job of showing off most of downtown Lansing.
|This is when we realized it was a new PR for both of us.|
|All smiles to the finish|
I decided not to wear my running watch because I find that I keep looking at it and stressing over my time. Not wearing my watch must have done the trick because I shaved nine minutes off my PR when I crossed the finish line at 2:02:24. My goal was to PR, and now I've got a new goal to break a two hour half marathon.
|With my friends after the race - we all three ran PRs!|