Project 365, I decided to take my camera with me on my run tonight. Grrrrreat idea, I managed to get some awesome shots as the sun was thinking about setting. To be honest I was way more concerned with taking pictures than I was with running, so it was a pretty slow and leisurely 5 miles, but that's a-ok because I have a half marathon on Saturday!
I always wish I had a camera when I run up on this spray painted smily face on the trail. It always makes me smile. :)
Urban Wildland Half Marathon Goals*
Do not have as horrible of a race as the death march of 2010. Also, Sub 1:55. Assuming nothing terrible happens, this should be a given.
PR. My current PR is 1:53:09. Totally doable.
Sub 1:50. Again this is doable. If the weather is right and I'm feeling like a B.A., this will be the goal I will line up with in mind.
*I'm not feeling creative enough to come up with a special theme for these race goals. Perhaps these will be reserved for MARATHON!!! goals. :) Nothing will ever top the Dinosaur-themed goals, however.
I think my race strategy will be to split up the race into 4 sections and try to run it with negative splits (per usual). I'm thinking 8:45, 8:35, 8:25, 8:15. Should equate to a PR. I did get an email today from the race director with "hot weather racing safety instructions." Dude, this'll feel like running in Antarctica compared to the last 1/2 I did. :p I'm super excited to meet up with Alyssa and tear up the town afterward. Look out TC I'm coming for you! PR or puke. Heh.
Randomly funny note worth mentioning: I have "liked" Dallas White Rock Marathon on Facebook. Today they posted some of their favorite photos from the race last December. Of course I flicked through them to see if there would be any of yours truly (there wasn't). I was shocked at how many of the photos had runners in sweats/pants/long sleeved shirts/hats/gloves!!!!!! Please just glance (or scroll) to the sidebar here for my photo where I'm wearing my usually green tank and shorts.....and am soaked with sweat. Unreal. Crazy Texans. ;)
I <3 me a good bridge.
This bridge is a personal fave.
Gotta admit that SoDak does give some killer sunsets.
I'd be willing to bet that the extreme humidity is the magic behind it's beauty.
It'd better be good for something.