We walked the first mile of the half marathon, and made sure to take things easy for the first six miles or so. There were many beer stops, and I even ate an Oreo Double Stuff in the middle of the race. It made the whole thing more bearable!
After we finished in a little more than 3 hours, I expected to cross the finish line and either scream about how I couldn't wait to do another half, or collapse and say Never Again! Instead I'm just not sure. It was fun, it was tough, and in the end it was worth it.
The one thing I do know is that I'm happy with my plan to do lots of short, fun local races this year. After being such a slacker last year and bailing on lots of races, this year I'll redeem myself.