What a great weekend! After this long, cold, snowy winter of running, we finally had a few nice days. This weather has really been trying and tough to stick my training schedule. I keep having to swap my running days around due to the roads not being safe to run on. Hopefully this is a good sign for the weather on Marathon Monday. When I ran Boston in 2012, the weather on race day was not very favorable, high 80s, high humidity and no breeze! The winter of 2012 was perfect. It snowed one day and the temperature was above average for the whole winter. Most days I ran in a short sleeve shirt and shorts. This year has been the complete opposite, which is why the Hyannis half marathon on Sunday February 23rd was great.
The course was packed with spectators and I was lucky to have a bunch of friends and family spread out along the course. I had a pretty good run too! I took three minutes off my previous best time, which was from September 2013. This was my fourth half marathon. My first one was the Hyannis Half in 2012 in preparation for Boston. I am feeling stronger and more confident in my running than in 2012. I was seven minutes faster this year running Hyannis than I was in 2012, hopefully that’s a good sign for April 21, 2014. Here’s a few picture from the day. The first is from my strong finish, the second is Amy and her awesome sign she made for me, and third is me Lori and my Lt. It was Peter’s first half marathon and he killed it. It was great to celebrate with his accomplish! I am so grateful for all the love and support. I have the best fans.