I haven't enjoyed running here the way I do in California. Maybe it is the ideal weather there, running next to the ocean, or just the fact that I am running at sea level. Running in Denver makes me feel like I want to die (although, that might be the copious amount of Colorado beer I have been enjoying since I arrived in January). Either way, I signed up for the Colfax Half Marathon before I had ever set a running foot in Colorado.
I've always had a love/hate relationship with running, but running here sucks. So I barely trained, and was hoping for a rainy day (we have had a lot of those lately) so I could blame my bad time and walking on bad conditions. No such luck, as the morning turned out to be perfect for running. Cool and sunny.
Long story short, I actually had a fantastic race. I kept up with my normal 10-minute-mile pace, and finished around 2:10. Which is what I normally do! I also had the best cheering squad ever, with Jenny and Izzy at Mile 4, and Todd and Rusty at the very end. I have never had people cheer my on in a race before, and it felt damn good to see them. Now I am all jazzed to do more races here. I felt invincible! Now let's see if I actually sign up for another...
|This was Jeremy's first race!|
|We ran through the Denver Zoo!|