Thank my running partner's thumbs for these pics!
I'm not sure how he managed to keep standing.
That was a tough Half. Though I did beat my time from the weekend before, I wasn't thrilled with my performance. Side stitches got the best of me, and my general attitude about running has not been the best.
Running has felt like the loneliest sport ever. In tennis, there is so much laughter and fun! I do miss that. In running, there is so much solo time on the treadmill, slogging it out. I love my hill country trail runs, but unfortunately can't do those very day.
Maybe you can get a sense here of why I run... through the pain, I felt peace perfect as I recovered in the grass.