While I hope and pray this will be lucky number 13, I can only do the best I can on Sunday and I don't know what that will mean for me. But it has to be lucky right? I mean my 13th 13.1. 13 is lucky for 13.1. Right? Right?
One thing is for certain, I will give it my best effort and do the best I can that day, as I have with EVERY half I've ever done. Let's look back, shall we?
My 1st: Spirit of Pittsburgh. November 2009. 2:17:22. I didn't now if I could, but I did!
2nd: Pittsburgh. May 2010. Proving to myself I could do better. And I did. MUCH! 2:09:20
3rd: Decker Challenge. December 2010. My comeback after breaking my shoulder in June of 2010 and after FIVE surgeries that year. I was proud. 2:21:06
4th: Rock n Roll Dallas: Less than a month after my first marathon (Austin). March 2011. I thought it would be a breeze. It wasn't. 2:17:12
5th: Decker Challenge. December 2011. A month after Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon and this time it was easy, but hilly. I was in a happy place. 2:14:43
6th: 3M. January 2012. My most epic race to date. I fell, was bloody, and PR'd. 2:08:33
7th: Austin. February 2012. Ran with my friend Kelley in hopes of helping her PR. She did. 2:20:50
8th: Zooma. March 2012. Ran with my friend Kelley in hopes of helping her PR (again). She did. 2:19:59
9th: Pittsburgh 2012. Determined to have my best race ever in Pittsburgh and hopefully PR. I did. 2:07:22
10th: Buffalo Creek. October 2012. A training run for NYC and an "accidental" PR (still stands). 2:06:17
11th: Pittsburgh. May 2013. My worst half to date. Horrible on every level. My legs just did NOT cooperate then (or now). 2:24:57
12th: Rock n Roll Cleveland. October 2013. My "comeback" run after my bladder surgery. I was pleased. 2:15:23
13th: Austin. February 2014. ????????????????????
To be continued…