Thirsty Alexis

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3rd Half Marathon – 01/16/2010

#3 – Museum of Aviation Half Marathon (13.1) in Warner Robins, GA


“No Pain No Gain”

I drove to Warner Robins, GA yesterday to run their 14th Annual Museum of Aviation Foundation Half Marathon. And I finished the race this morning. The weather was very cloudy and windy; however, it was not cold at all. There were a couple of hills, but the course was pretty flat. The race was inside of the Warner Robins Air Force base, so we had to go through the gate showing our ID.

On my way to run at 5 am in the morning, I fell on the stairs and sprained my ankle. Yeah. What a luck. Ha-ha.

The race overall was not easy at all. For the first time, I even doubted myself if I could even finish it. It was very hard to carry on. My body felt very heavy and I felt dehydrated.  My sprained ankle started to hurt a bit, then the blister popped on my right foot. W-O-W. I really had to focus and believe in myself that I must and can finish. On my 12 mile, I kept talking to myself, ” I am strong. Believe. I can do this. I can finish.”

The result was 13.1 mi / 02:10 09:53 pace

Overall – 208/375,  Age group -11th

Next time, I will get my PR!! (Personal Record)