I sat down to do a recap of the half this past weekend and I realize that I never talked about why I was even doing it in the first place.
Which led me to realize that I never did a race recap of the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon way back in May.
Long story short:
It was a really bad race that I would like to forget and I vowed to never do another half marathon again.
I knew going into the race that I was undertrained. That race kicked my butt…physically and mentally. But I was ready for that. I was ready for that feeling of “Ugh, why do you keep under training?”
I was not ready for the race to be logistically not great. I’ve never felt unsafe on a course until that day. I’ve never been so alone on a course that I couldn’t see anyone in front of me or behind me. I’ve never had a volunteer literally tell me to go the wrong way on a course. I’ve never had miles go by without a single spectator telling me to keep it up.
Seriously…it was not a good experience.
The race was in early May.
Over Memorial Day weekend, the family went to Ohio to spend some time with friends that we never have time to see all the other times we go back to Ohio.
I was telling Christine how the race went and how I was done with long distance walking. She very kindly told me that I couldn’t end on a low note and I should do one more half to basically wash the bad taste out of my mouth.
In a matter of seconds, I went from “never doing a half again” to “so you want to walk the Columbus Half together”?
So we both signed up and guess what?
You’re going to have to wait on a recap!