When I first started the clinic, I wrote a 2:45 finish as my realistic goal. Today, I wore a 2:30 pace band as I ran and each time I passed a mark, I said to myself "I'm going faster than the pace...I don't know if I'll be able to keep this up". When I was getting close to the late stages, I thought "Oh my - I just need to keep moving and I can beat 2:30...and I did!
EDITED TO ADD Official Race Times
Gun Time: 2:24:48
Chip Time: 2:23:19
Last 100 meters - and smiling!
Taking a bite of victory...LOL!
Finally, while I was chatting with my friend, MrP snapped this one.
He asked if I was still food motivated. I of course said "Heck yeah!" and he said if I'm up for it, he made a reservation for a celebratory supper so we're off to one of Edmonton's hot spots for delish dining, Corso32, tonight. I think he loves me ;)