On Sunday, I ran my third half marathon and my second Rock N Roll Dallas half. I was approached by Toyota about a week and a half ago asking if I’d like to participate in the Rock N Roll half this weekend. Despite the fact that I’d taken a few weeks off running (and was focusing on other types of workouts), I immediately said yes. It’d been nearly four years since my last half marathon and I was way overdue for one!
Although I had little time to train, I made sure to get in one long run before the race. Last weekend, I ran 9.5 miles to make sure I could make it without any issues. I was still hesitant to have high hopes for the race on Sunday regarding my race time.
Fast forward to race day. Although temperatures were pretty low, it was perfect running weather. The course was absolutely incredible and I can’t stop thinking about some of the amazing views of Dallas I saw. I was born and raised in Dallas, so sometimes I forget how beautiful it can be!
I ended up running the entire race and only stopped to walk up one hill toward the end of the race. Considering I’d only trained for two weeks, I will call that a success. I ended up finishing with a time of 2:16:33, two minutes slower than the last time I ran this race. While this is nowhere near my PR, it still felt great to run another half marathon. And a special thanks to Toyota for letting me run on their behalf. I had such a great race.
*This post is sponsored by Toyota; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.