Recap: 2013 Colonial Half Marathon

Me, Katie and the GRIFFIN.
Me, Katie and the GRIFFIN.

I am not exactly sure what happened today, but there’s good news and bad news. Shall we start with the bad?

First, I didn’t PR.

Hmm, okay, that’s it πŸ™‚

Everything else was good:

  • As seen above, WE MET THE GRIFFIN. Seriously awesome
  • Got to hang out with Katie! We had a great convo all day, ride up and down & lunch.
  • Met up with other fun #teamrunDisney pals!
  • Met BRIANA! She is a badass. Check out her mission and her webpage here.
  • Although Williamsburg Cupcake was closed (TEAR) we did stop at Krispy Kreme before the race so that was a win. Had a HOT NOW donut ❀
  • Got to ‘sleep in’ – sure, I think I also found out that I am not a fan of afternoon races in general, but still: sleep πŸ™‚

Didn’t get official results yet, but my Garmin said 13.17 in 2:00 flat. Given the fact that I didn’t realize the course would be mostly muddy and squishy trail, I will take it πŸ˜‰ Sure, there were hills, but I guess I am just a mud wimp – further proof I am not Tough Mudder/dirty girl/ etc material!

So, short story long – THE PRINCESS PR still prevails…but I’ll keep chasing it down!

Did you race this weekend? How did you do?

20 thoughts on “Recap: 2013 Colonial Half Marathon

    • Thanks, Tasha! And you’re right…I think as I grow as a runner, it’s important to take the good and the bad…there’s always another race πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Christine! And congrats on your weekend as well! Cannot wait to see you real soon ❀

  1. Congrats on your race!! Those are tough running conditions, I never run as well on trails. Sounds like a fun race experience!

    • THanks, laura! I know it sounds silly, but I was all whiny about getting my shoes muddy! Haha…

    • Hehe, thanks, heather! I so agree. I am a road running gal – trail running is okay when I know what I signed up for…

  2. Seriously your legs look awesome!! Yeah no pr for me either. But when the good outweighs the not so good, it really doesn’t matter. Many more chances to pr for you I’m sure! Great job!

  3. I love seeing you with my College mascot! Of course, it wasn’t the mascot until after I was done with college, but let’s not talk about dates, shall we? I’m glad you made the most of the race – sometimes it’s just not what you planned, and you’re clearly able to roll with it when that happens.

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