This was taken at about mile 9 of my one (and only, so far) half marathon and I was amazingly having a ball. I never realised I would enjoy a half marathon as much as I did. I thought it would be horrendous for the entire run, but amazingly I'm still smiling at this point of the race. Yes I may have hated parts of the race - mile 11 I'm looking at you - but I think the fact that I didn't ask too much of myself other than ENJOY IT, really helped. Yes I would have liked to have run the entire race, but I'm not going to let that take away from what I did achieve on that day:
* I became a half marathon runner
* I completed the race in 2 hours and 23 minutes, within the 2 hours 30 minutes I was aiming for
* I didn't expire like so many others on such a hot day
* I had a blast, so much so that I've already signed up for next years race!