I had a different name though. However, I had the same time it took to finish the Central Coast Half Marathon yesterday morning however: 1:40:05 official time, and 1:39:95 according to the race chip. Same bib number too. It seems my bib, number 9, was not supposed to be mine but was intended for a completely different runner, and I inadvertently ran with his bib on (the bib lady accidentally did the ole bib switcheroo on me). It is all fixed up now though, and I am now once again female, in my 30-39 age category. Apparently I was 8th in my age group, of 113 women, and 86th overall (of 650). Hmm, so, not a competitive race, and was definitely not a pb for me, but was a beautiful, fun race all the same. Despite the crazy heat! Wow, it was excessively hot and sweaty and humid yesterday. Scorchio! I was melting. I was also not used to half marathons either! Having not done a half since January this year in Hanoi, and having favoured an ultra and marathons instead this year. But I miss halves. They are lots of fun. I see a return to half marathons in my future / 2018. Watch this space.
Here is the before, during, and after:
Also, donning my best teacher voice today, as today I am going back to teaching English again, woohoo! Teacher Lou coming atcha. Well, part-time Teacher Lou, of course... Much love to you all, and have a superb week! xx