1) Broken FOOT
2) Stomach flu the week before the Half.
3) More humid than Africa on the day of the Rock N Roll Half
4) Not to MENTION the TROPICAL STORM for the AA5K.
Yes, those do look like acts of God (or Goddess) to me. Oh, and don't forget that I'm slower than, well, pretty much everyone else in the free world.
So, I was starting to question my dedication to this sport, until TODAY. I had one of those runs, where you start out at the 10:20 pace (fast for me) and run for a while... and never stop for the whole 4 miles!!! I never stopped running except to sip for about 10 steps. I averaged a 10:40 pace. Whew- I feel validated!