This past weekend my mom and I added Rhode Island to our list of 50 states by running in the Surftown half marathon in westerly. A beautiful little town on the water. The race had us running along the cliffs and through neighborhoods with the most beautiful homes ending along the main street next to the water where the race started. It was a flat and fast course with some little hills around mile 10. The race had around 1700 people participating. The most spectators were present in the beginning, mile 6 and the end of the race as that was the main strip that we ran through/past 3 times. The temps were in the 50's/60's, but the sun was so warm that you couldn't really feel the air temperature and I definitely overdressed. This was also my first 13.1 after my triathlon season and training ended so adjusting to running 13.1 after focusing on 5k and 10ks was a change. Not my best time as I was just getting over a cold but a beautiful fun race nonetheless.
"This is 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember the name"
I decided to end my first triathlon racing season with the Nations Triathlon. I worked in dc for 2 years, live an hour away and love this city so why not end it here. Well the only thing that might have stopped me was the swim in the Potomac... and if you live in DC you know the Potomac is not the cleanest river, maybe 2nd to the Hudson. But I sucked it up and did it.