By 5:40 am dear hubby was beginning to stir and I got darling daughter set up with some breakfast to make things easier on Grandma. It was close to 6:00 am when dear hubby and I headed out the door to start our run.
The run in itself was pretty uneventful and we didn't really communicate much with each other. Once we got in rhythm with each other we pretty much stayed but I did have to tell dear hubby a few times to stop singing. I was working hard with my running and didn't relish the idea of hearing him sing along knowing my pace was so darn easy for him. If he only understood how frustrating it can be to be "the slower runner".
(okay, a ram), cows, and horses. The scenery was beautiful. The weather varied from cloudy and hinting at rain to sunny. We ran through somewhat chilly to somewhat warm. I did enjoy the changes in weather but have to say, the overcast was better than the sunshine. But I didn't necessarily like the little headwinds that liked to pop up right before an uphill climb....but they were never much.
In all reality, I am very happy with my run today. I feel I ran strong. I ran my run. And I love my splits. Check them out below but please note, my Nike+ sensor had us at 17+ miles and I re-calibrated to our true mileage - 16.14 miles. Splits are not corrected and that accounts for the discrepancy but the point remains the same....the end of my run was faster than the start. And that final mile? Oh yeah, I pushed it! And this is half marathon + #12 for 2012!