Since I am doing the Myrtle Beach Mini (Half) Marathon this weekend (10/20), I thought I would reflect on my first half marathon, which was this same race in October 2011. I have now done 20 races since then, and this will be my 8th half marathon. Back then I would have never imagined sticking with running for this long I’ve now completed 2 marathons, 1 Goofy Challenge, 7 half marathons in 4 states, & have a goal now of completing a half in all 50 states before I am 50. I finished my first half marathon in the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon 2011 in 2:07. Now I am averaging a 1:53 (sub 9 minute pace) in half marathons, with a current PR of 1:45.
While looking at pictures on the home computer I found a few pictures from the race 2 years ago. Boy was I nervous! I had no idea what to expect! I luckily had my wife and some good friends (Shelly & John) to do the event with me. It turned out to be a blast and I guess I was hooked. It also didn’t hurt that they offer the largest medal outside of Disney for motivation!
Have a look at this slideshow of photos from the race in 2011.