Location: Columbus, Ohio
Half: Columbus Half Marathon
Date: August 8th, 2015
Finish Time: 1:47:33
Who’d I travel with? Mom
Pre-run meal? Uh… I had barbeque dipped fried chips, a Caesar salad, pasta, and dessert
What the actual fuck…?
Oh boy… this one, yeah, this one was interesting. First things first: DO NOT GO FOR YOUR PERSONAL RECORD THE DAY BEFORE A HALF MARATHON.
Also… DO NOT RUN 6 MILES THE DAY BEFORE A HALF MARATHON.
Also… DO NOT EAT FRIED FOOD LESS THAN 12 HOURS BEFORE A HALF MARATHON.
Lastly, DO NOT SIT IN A HOT TUB THE ENTIRE NIGHT BEFORE A HALF MARATHON.
Anyways, if you follow those basic rules, you won’t have as much trouble as I did during half marathon #3. Unless, of course, you realize that it’s a down and back shit-storm of a half marathon around mile 6.5. Then you’re pretty much just as fucked as I was (pardon my language, but come on).
So, not my best performance. But it was a race, and I am ever-thankful for each step I have traveled on this journey. But on a serious note, what was I thinking? There’s unprepared, and then there’s completely fucking yourself over (yes, that’s where I was). I am known by all for being somewhat air-headed and slightly unprepared, but I was a complete mess for this one (also, I had signed up for an 8-hour shift of serving which began approximately 4 hours after I ran this race). But hey, each race teaches me a little something new.