Monday, March 9, 2015

Albany Half

Way back in November, a couple of my friends and I decided to run a half marathon in Albany,GA.
My friend Mary and I drove together and we decided to make a weekend of it, so we went Friday and came home on Sunday. Mary's friend from high school drove up from Florida and ran with us.
Mary,me, Melissa
Our before the race picture. The weather was perfect-- a little cold to start, but a
beautiful sunny day.
I finished with my second best half marathon time --2 hours and 8 minutes.
I was happy with the time, because I didn't train too hard for this race.
I ran back and found Mary when she was around mile 12 and snapped a few pictures.
Then we waited a few minutes and Melissa crossed the finish line too.
The Albany race is a full and half marathon and it a qualifier for The Boston Marathon.
We were able to watch many full marathon runners cross the line and qualify in time to
run Boston Marathon next year-- amazing to see.
The finish was next to a river and pretty area to relax and stretch. We went for
quick massage/stretch in a recovery area and then went back to the hotel for
showers and naps :)
It was Mary's birthday!!
I brought along cupcakes and candle so we could sing to her.
After our naps, we went for dinner to celebrate and wandered around
downtown at a festival that was going on.
A fun weekend away!!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Jennifer,

    A lovely series of photos. You have a wonderful blog. Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)