By Jove, I did it.
Falling asleep last night, I could hear the rain pouring and the wind howling around our house. Waking up (still a little hungover), it didn’t look much better. But we went anyway!
By the time the race started, the weather was looking up and actually ended up being pretty good for a walk – cool, no rain and little wind (even along the waterfront).
I walked with a colleague and we aimed for 90 minutes from start to finish. According to the race clock as we came to the finish line we crossed at about 88- 89 minutes, and the Map My Run app tells me we maintained a relatively constant pace the whole time. Sweet.
It was a great collection of people – from serious athletes to protesters in chicken suits. We saw a lot of people – the course doubled back after 5km – and I can honestly say we were beaten by five chickens, a handful of balding men in tutus and half the children in the city.
Regardless, it feels good.
I finished. I did it!
And the free stuff is pretty awesome. Work branded running singlets, all the fruit you can eat, and a towel. I cannot tell you how excited I was to receive a towel. New gym towel? Think they’ll believe I ran the Wellington Marathon?
Of course they will.