I had a blast doing the 2018 Cleveland Half Marathon on Sunday. Yes it was rainy. Yes it was cold. Yes I was more than a half hour slower than the half I did last fall.
But I actually had so much fun, I couldn’t stop smiling. Took pictures. Posed for pictures. Enjoyed myself fully for over 3 hours… actual time: 3:25:22.05 or a 15:41 average pace.
I would definitely do it again or recommend it to a friend.
Now 4 days later, I’ve already done several long walks and this morning an exercise class too. I feel strong. And I feel really proud of myself for doing something hard.
Awesome experience. Well organized race with many many volunteers. Because of the rain, the spectators were light, but they came out after 10 am when the sun started to peek thru. (The race started at 7 am)
My plan going forward is to continue training – both bike and running and break my PR in Akron after a summer of working out.