I am so freaking stoked to share with you that my official finish time was: 1:59:16
Just by seconds and I'll count it.
What I do know is that this goal was mind over matter. There were gnarly hills I was definitely not prepared for. Waking up at 4am to running at almost 8am makes it tricky to gauge the perfect outfit for such temperatures near the water. The pre-race meal, I will not even tell you what I consumed the evening before the start line. And, did I mention the hills?
Mind over matter. At mile 7, the 2 hour pace racers buzzed past me on an uphill. At mile 10, I realized I could still make it. At mile 12, I passed the 2 hour pacers coming into the finish line!
When it comes to rocking your goals, you have to believe 100% in yourself, even if you seem to fall behind, say at mile 7. Believe harder. Feel it in the depths of your body and know it to be possible. Keep going. Seriously, keep going. And crush on, my friends! Crush on!