With 16 weeks to go until the EMF half marathon, this is me after the Great Scottish Run, my first half marathon.
I originally didn't want to post this as I look awful: red puffy face and a birds nest for hair. The opposite of the glamouress post race medal photos that appear in my Instagram feed. But it is a true reflection of how I felt. It had rained the whole run and I had not fueled myself effectively during the race so behind that smile I was thinking I was either going to faint or be sick from exhaustion.
It is me after having completed a half marathon during my first year of running (a year earlier than originally planned) and in a respectable time (2:01:03) despite running with ITB issues and pain. This is my proudest running moment to date, so I don't care what I look like.