Yesterday also brought in some really great news for Steven. He found out he passed his National Board Certification for teachers. This is the highest honor for teachers to achieve. He worked really hard for it. I am so proud of him.
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Today marked the culmination of all my training since May. I ran my first half marathon. I did really good the first half, and actually ran under a 10 minute pace. The second had some pretty steady hill climbing and my bottom is paying the price for that. My overall time was 2:13. I was shooting for a goal of 2:25 and I did that, but after my first half I wondered if I could do a 2:10. After mile 8 and those hills, I was struggling a bit. My watch gauged the distance around 13.33 though so I believe it was a longer course. Or my watch is really off, but it's GPS, so I highly doubt that. I ended up still making it to church after. When I got home I got sick and realized I drank too much after I got done. I had to lay down for awhile and it finally passed. It was hard, I admit. I will do more in the future. The next ones aren't until Spring though. That will give me some time to get in better shape and now I have a PR to beat.
Right before the race started.
I will just put these here as well. I took these on the same day. One in the morning and one right before sun down. I love fall. Sad to see it on its way out.