I did take the kids to see Despicable Me 2 which is of course super cute, funny and not as good as the first one. Spoiler alert.. the little girls get a mommy. Gru gets married at the end and I may have shed a tear at a kids movie because the little girl was so happy to have a mommy.
Wednesday I also managed to run a mile in under 8 minutes for the first time since April 28th. and yes it felt so good! It was at the end of a 5.5 mile run and the average pace for the whole run was 8:33. Little victories!
My little sister dropped her phone and it started auto dialing me. Everytime I answered no one was there, so I would call back and no one would answer.
I finally texted her and told her to quit being a psycho stalker. She ended up having to turn off her phone to get it to quit. Weird.
I was really hoping to get up early this morning and run, but alas my husband had to be out early this morning for a prank on a neighbor. so since I have to work today I will have to wait until tomorrow to run now.
and how about a quick survey. I am working on a route for a local half marathon, we want it to end and hopefully also start at the place I work. We also want to have the route go through a local park that is part of a Billings landmark type area, has beautiful views of the city, great trails, and is a lot higher than the start point.
My favorite route.. kind of has a scary elevation profile and my co chair is worried it will scare people off. It does have some crazy climbs, but I think if you go into it knowing it will not be your fastest half marathon it shouldn't be that bad. An alternate route has less elevation gain but also will have to run through an uglier part of town after you just ran three beautiful scenic miles.
Would either of the below elevation profiles deter you from signing up for a half marathon?
A. which is an out and back with awesome views and nasty hills or
B. which is a loop 3ish miles of scenic and some ugly.
both go through a beautiful residential area for the last 4ish miles. Yes, I know that doesn't add up to 13.1, I must be rounding down or something. Sue me, I left out some non vital info. Seriously just answer the question.
Have you done a hilly half marathon? if so would you do it again?