That said, I had a wonderfully enjoyable race! The race was well-organized (well, they can't help it if they have 40,000 people using porta-potties and run out of t.p.) and super fun. I knew that I wasn't adequately trained, and that the cold I had last week took a lot out of me, so I just decided to walk and run if I felt like it and not worry about my time.
I walked the whole thing. And my time was 10 minutes faster than my last half-marathon (in Anchorage). AND - I totally enjoyed myself!
I got to meet Lisa, Karen, Pat, and Eileen. What fun people! Taking the bus from Tempe to the start was such a fun little experience! And waiting in line for the porta potties for an hour was also a bonding experience.
It is such a joy for a girl from Colorado to get into the warmth and sunshine on a January morning. I just thoroughly enjoyed myself. But I do need to figure out what to do with these blisters. I cannot imagine me walking through two airports, etc. tomorrow if I am not much better than this!