13 Is My Lucky Number

It’s four days after the Pittsburgh Marathon. I decided not to run the full marathon and ran the half instead. I made it to my 18 mile long run, took two days off and then ran 9 miles. After the 9 mile run I realized I really didn’t want to run the marathon. I couldn’t come up with a good enough reason aside from my best friend running and a paid registration. So I decided not to run the full and I’m happy with my decision.

I ran the Cincinnati Flying Pig half marathon the first of the month and ran it in 2:24. It was a lot of fun especially because I had no idea what my time would be. I just ran it to run it. My pace was a lot slower while training for the marathon so I was very pleased with my 11:04 pace. At the expo I bought the shirt “I’ll run a marathon when pigs fly”.

The Pittsburgh half marathon was a lot of fun. It was a nice reunion- my best friend, brother, brother’s fiance, and brother’s fiance’s friend all ran it. I ran through various parts of the city- North Shore, the Strip, Station Square and downtown. One of my favorite parts was the hills. Pittsburgh is known for its hills and when you ran up a hill you ran downhill right after. I also ran over three bridges. My time was 2:14, ten minutes better than Cincinnati! I was pumped about that. I’m also impressed that I ran two half marathons in two weeks. After the race my best friend and I went to lunch at Primanti Bros and she had her first Primanti sandwich.

So I’ve come to the conclusion that 13 is my lucky number and I’ll continue racing half marathons. :) But triathlons are my favorite!!!

After we finished!

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