I ran 3 Marathons in 90 days to earn Marathon Maniac status...however I never joined the club because I knew that I was not truly a Marathon Maniac, I am not made to run 26.2 over and over. This year when we were registered for 3 Halfs in 3 months I got excited, I could earn Half Fanatic status... Learn more about Half Fanatics HERE.
Half Fanatics Criteria- 3 Halfs in 3 Months- Neptune Status, 1 moon.
Sweet, we were already registered so I would get to check the Half Fanatic box too. I (we) started our journey in May.
5-17- Capital City Half (#9)- 1:56:11
This was Muscle Man's first Half Marathon and he was a ROCKSTAR!! He paced us to a speedy first Half. I ended up getting very very sick following the race and for the next 2 weeks.
6-23- Seattle RNR Half (#10)- 2:06:24
This was not my day. There was so much going on leading up to the race that I didn't prepare myself mentally or physically. I ran with Tiffany for 9 miles, then sped ahead, then lost my steam and she passed me. I walked most of the last 5K of the race.
7-15- Fueled by Fine Wine Half (#11)- 2:20:50
I was worried about this race and the HILLS!! As we set off I was worried, but I quickly decided that I cared more about enjoying myself than I did about Finish time. We journeyed through several Vinyards in Oregon Wine country and I loved every minutes of it!!!
8-4- Tacoma Narrows Half (#12)- 3:12:45 *walking
My High School friend Sarah was in town from New York, we had never run together. When I heard that she was running the Half I knew I had to join her!! We started the race with high hopes but by mile 7 Sarah was ready to stop running. So we walked the rest of the race. My sole goal was to get her to the Finish Line. And we did!!
9-16-You Go Girl Half (#13)- 1:49:23- 5th AG
This was my race...for me...alone!! As you see in most of my previous Halfs I usually run with someone. I was curious to see how I would do alone. I set out WAY TOO FAST but recovered and held strong. It was not easy, but I pushed through and got a GREAT finish time. I met my goal for this race which gave me huge confidence.
So what is next???
This Saturday I will run the (Sold Out) Snomish River Run Half Marathon. Special Thanks to Alma because I may have skipped out on the race without her offering to carpool :) I am unsure what my plan is. We have been running but nowhere near speedy Half mileage. But the course is flat, so if my legs/body show up it could be a good day...
And what will I earn?
Uranus- 2 Moon level
Sorry that makes me laugh :) This is not a Goal I set out the year to achieve, but I am pretty excited about it. Excited enough to pay the fee and join the club?? We'll see. What I know is that I truly love the Half Marathon distance, fast or slow it is a distance I can commit to and still enjoy my time with my family. Yes I can run a Marathon, but I prefer to Half it :) For now anyway....
- What goal are you reaching for this year? How are you doing?
- Are you a Half Fanatic? Tell me about how you earned your status.