Ability is what you are capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
After many miles of driving, I landed in Rhode Island. I was in Rhode Island for a brief visit. I have never been there for a day. I have to say, “wow!” It was beautiful!!! i stayed overnight in Jamestown. I loved the Jamestown Bridge and it was beautiful to drive over at night with the lights on. I felt like I was going to Hollywood. I really enjoyed the drive from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and it did not seem like it was really long. I think it took me about 6 hours and a tank and a quarter of gas.
I was a little disappointed I could not stay for the awards at the Chambersburg Half Marathon. I grabbed my medal, chugged some chocolate milk, and ran to my car. It turns out I was fourth place by about 50 seconds. I wish I had known how close it was and I would have pushed harder. I guess I have to learn how to build endurance. I am happy that I was able to do decent in both races, though I am still far from my pr of 1:37. I am frustrated, but I will get there. My time for Chambersburg was 1:55:40 and the girl who was third was 1:54:59. It was very hilly, but I am glad I had the hills Saturday.
I finished in 1:51:59. The course read that I finished in 13.3 miles. I thought that my watch was pretty accurate for the most part. I did better than the last race, but this was a really flat course for us New Yorkers. I laughed when I thought there would be hills. I think there was one hill maybe. It was cake. I loved this course and there were water stops every mile. I snuggled in my warm fleece I got for free at the end. I did not stay for food, but chugged some coffee. There were plenty of munchies and the people were very nice. I would love to do this race again!!!! If you volunteer here, I hear you get a free race entry. I ran into some ladies from the Half Fanatics and Marathon Maniac Clubs. Great Gals!!!! I love the running scene. I get excited when people talk about me winning, but I am just not back to where I was before competitively…but I argue that I enjoy it more now than I did before. It was nice to enjoy the scenery and talk to people….I almost forgot to tell you…when I ran the Chambersburg Half, the sign of the day went to the girls who help up, “Keep it up Random Strangers!” Funny!!!!!!! I love spectators!