I knew this was going to happen…

I ran my first 5k about a year and a half ago. Since then I’ve continued to train and gotten quite ambitious. Today I ran my first half marathon. My goal was to finish in under 2 hours which obviously means anything under 2:00:00. For example, 1:59:59 would be fine.

I paced myself the whole race, wound up a minute or two ahead of pace a few times, but in the end had my worst fears realized… see finish time below:


Alas, the world is not over. I’m disappointed but also pleased that I beat more people than beat me, and fired up to tackle another half in the near future to try again.

3 responses to “I knew this was going to happen…

  1. Ack! I can feel your pain! I would be killing myself too, but as you said, there will be another race on the horizon so another chance to try!

  2. You should be so proud, D. I think my first half was something like 2:07! Fast forward to your next race and you’ll be sure to go sub-2. ❤ ❤ ❤

  3. Go Derek Go!!! Keep up the good work.

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