New Roads Half Marathon

After my birthday run on Wednesday, the hubs had dinner cooked and presented me with my favorite birthday tradition – a cake with a candle. A birthday would not seem the same without making a wish when blowing out a candle.

Saturday was my second half marathon. A group of us traveled to New Roads, Louisiana to run this early morning race along False River.

Marcia, Renee, Terri, Me

We all had an excellent run. I had a PR with a time of 1:55:24. It was enough to place first in the Masters Division. Marcia finished shortly after me and placed first in her age group. This was her first half and she ran like a champ. Terri also had a PR with a time of 2:14 and finished first in her age group. She looked great crossing the finish line with a fast kick at the end. This was also Renee’s first half and she had a great time of 2:15. She took home a third place medal in her age group and really had an outstanding run for her first race.

Renee, Me, Terri

(Marcia had to leave before the awards ceremony, so she missed this photo opportunity.)

Of course, Terri and I had to pose for our after race photo. 🙂

*It was a small race of about 100 runners. The official results haven’t been posted yet.  My Garmin watch was way off AGAIN! It was a half mile short at each mile marker. My pace was about 30 seconds off. I have recalibrated several times and not sure what else to do!

The best aspect of this race was the scenery. Seeing the beautiful houses along the river was breathtaking. Reading the names of some of them helped pass the miles…”Aqua-holics” and “Tiger Pause” were my favorites.

Negatives: The race wasn’t on a closed course so at times the traffic was a bit scary. Some sections of the course were riddled with potholes.

Overall, it was a fun race with friendly people. I love small hometown races.

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One Response to New Roads Half Marathon

  1. Placing 1st! WOW, you are such an inspiration!!! Congratulations and Happy Birthday again!

    Love the part about aquaholics, too…

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