this year was runner's world's inaugural heartbreak hill half marathon + festival, and it was a great weekend overall. there was a 5k, 10k and half, plus a kids run, a doggie run and a bunch of running seminars. basically, a good time to geek out if you're a runner. i signed up for the half months ago, and promptly forgot about it while i was marathon training.
but a few weeks after the marathon, i remembered i had this race and got back to training. on a whim, i also signed up for the doggie run because running with toby is the greatest thing ever. it was supposed to be two miles on saturday, but they cut it back to one because of the heat. toby and i still managed to run our fastest mile ever. hooray!
the sun, however, was relentless and made the whole run kind of miserable. but i had so much fun. there weren't a ton of spectators, and there were a LOT of pissed off drivers who clearly didn't plan for those roads to be shut down. i actually got stopped at the base of heartbreak hill so cars could go. not ideal. but i still PRd by over a minute!
casual sunday activities.