Last Sunday, I ran my first half marathon for this year. It was a make-up from one that I was registered for in May. And I did so much better than I would have had it actually happened in May! I had a couple of reflections from the race, so here goes it!
1. Some people who run think they need all sorts of CRAP! I saw people with belts of all this gunk. Special water bottles. Knee bands. Head gear. I guess I am just a minimalist runner, when I go out to run, it is me, my attire, good running shoes and my iPod. That is one of the things that I love most about running, you don't need any equipment. Especially at a race, it is all out for you!
2. At the beginning I was quite annoyed, because there were tons of people walking the half-marathon. I don't have a problem with people walking, but they need to understand race etiquette. This is the reason that I refuse to do Race for the Cure, it is a cluster, albeit for a good cause, but a cluster none the less!
3. There was one lady running barefoot. I don't really know what else to say about that.
4. At one point, I was near a lady who I thought sneezed. But it wasn't a sneeze, it was some weird breathing that she was doing. It was so annoying that I had to speed up to put some distance between us. At one point, I walked a little and then could hear her again, that motivated me to pick up the pace!