As you’ll remember, a few weeks ago, I ran the Vancouver First Half, and put out my lofty goal of hitting 1:45. I know I have a 1:45 inside of me, but unfortunately this race unraveled for me, and I did not hit my goal. Side stitch/cramp/burning pain under my rib, whatever you want to call it, it got me. I did run a PR of 1:46:59, but it wasn’t what I wanted.
So, me being the competitive race junkie I am, signed up for another half. I felt like the lack of Whole30 approved fuel was a bit part of the equation, so I registered for a half marathon right after finishing my Whole30. This way, I could have a gel without feeling any guilt.
Turns out, that half is this Saturday just across the line – the Run for the Honeywagon - which apparently is a truck used for collecting/emptying porta-potties. BARF. I’m ignoring what Google tells me, and pretending the race is named after a local bee farm, and the Honeywagon is where they collect all their honey!
Once again, I’m putting it out there. 1:45 or bust. It’s go time!!