On Mother’s Day, I ran my 5th half marathon of the year and it was my first time to run halves two weeks in a row. I could tell early on that I was going to have to take it pretty slow, the legs just didn’t have a lot of pep, but it was still fun and I enjoyed meandering along the Trinity. It was a nice small race with lots of support and though there was no beer at the finish, they did have homemade cupcakes that made me very happy. We got to see our friend, Elaine, at this one too, so that’s always a nice race bonus.
This was my first Mother’s Day without my mom, so in her honor, I tied her James Avery butterfly to my shoe. It was nice to look down at it and think of her during the race.