For once, I don’t have a lot of words for a race recap. I think I can sum up the Cedar Point Run and Ride Half Marathon weekend in a few bullet points:
- Despite a few minor issues, our family had a pretty fantastic time in the parks (and in our cabin), which isn’t surprising since we’ve been vacationing at Cedar Point for years. Kenlee especially LOVED our “ba-cation” and rode every ride she could (she’ll be my coaster partner in a few years!). Her favorite part of the entire trip was playing in the water at Soak City.
- Steroids did the trick, and my sciatica didn’t bother me the entire weekend, including race day! (In case you don’t follow on Facebook, I’ve been having some trouble …) Because I wanted to run the race as a marathon training run, I took it easy and averaged around a pace – finish time was , which is great, but I’m just happy I finished without any hip pain.
- Most importantly: KYLE RAN HIS FIRST HALF MARATHON! He finished in , which beats my first half time by nearly 10 minutes! I know he was a bundle of nerves the night before the race and the morning of … but he managed to stay calm and run smart. Needless to say, I was soooo excited to see him coming toward the finish line still upright and looking strong. Trust me, I’ve ridden all the coasters at Cedar Point, but NOTHING was more thrilling than seeing him finish this race. So, so proud of him.
I think that last one says it all. :)