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Wildwood Half Marathon Recap

Another Wild Half in the books! This is what was on my Facebook page this morning.

Wild half 2014

Last year was so sunny! It was beautiful, but hot. It was a tough run for me with the heat. This year my alarm went off at 4am to get up and ready for the drive to the race with Holly. Of course I had my usual pre race fuel.

ucan

Holly and I both swear by Ucan on race day, but she follows the directions and drinks it 30 minutes before the race starts. I drink it on the ride to the race with my protein bar and coffee. ūüėȬ† Ucan is a complex carbohydrate that stabilizes bloodsugar over time, providing a carbohydrate source to your body over a longer period of time. We have both been using it for more than a year and love it.

Wild Half

Holly and I have been running races together for years now – literally! We don’t live close to each other, so it is great when we can race together. We caught up on the hour plus ride and enjoyed the pre race excitement. Here we are in the chute – way behind where we should have started! Of course I think the beginning of the race leap frog game is one of the best parts of a race!

Me and Hol

The race itself was great. The crowd support and volunteer support for this race is probably the best of any race I have ever done. There are people cheering for you the whole way – and you know there are always times during a race when you really need that. The course itself is beautiful. You run on the boardwalk along the ocean, cross the inlet and two small bridges before you turn around and come back. I love out and back courses. I like knowing when I am halfway done and you are guaranteed to get a nice breeze at least one way!

Race views

This bridge was probably the steepest part of the course.

Bridge to Stone Harbor

It is one of those little bridges that opens for boats to pass under. The grate is not fun to run on, especially when it’s wet! But it’s always fun to add new things to your running experiences.

bridge grate

This race is run by CGI Racing. I run a few of their races every year and love their mile marker signs and finish line. You can see them really well. It’s a great feeling when you can see the finish line!

Finish line

It was a great race morning, especially since it was cloudy this year! I didn’t PR, but my time was better than I ran at this race last year.

Wildwood Half Time

 

A big thanks to my mom and dad for always taking such good care of my boys while I race. I couldn’t do it without them! And the boys love having special time with Nana and Popop while I race.

My mom and me

Yes, my team did have a game later in the day. It was an exciting game ending with a somewhat controversial goal scored against us for a 2-2 tie. Overall a great day!

The Never Ending Day

We have all had these, right?  The older my boys get, the more of these days we seem to have. Today was a busy one though!  Luckily, all of our craziness was good. I did manage to get a run in this morning, which helps me keep my sanity on crazy busy days. It was such a beautiful day today! September may be the prettiest month around here. Here are some views from my run. The sky was amazing.

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Even the road sparkled today.

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I love the marsh and the waterways.

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Can you see the egret?

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The trail is about 5 degrees cooler than the street.

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It was a great run.

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Today was Philly Monday for Aidan and I. You know what that means… yup, falafel!¬†I am craving another one just looking at this picture.

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My Ucan came!  I am very relieved.  There is no way I can run 16+ miles without it.

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We had these cookies at a meeting tonight.¬† They don’t look that great, but they are the best store bought cookies I have ever had.¬† It’s a bonus that they are sort of healthy and only 130 calories for 5 of them!

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Speaking of bonuses, my new phone has a heart rate monitor on it. This was my heart rate this morning after two cups of coffee. Running is definitely good for that!

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So, I am wondering,what is your favorite cookie?

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