Going into the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon, I wondered if I'd be able to pull off a postpartum PR. I logged quite a few miles in January, but many of the miles were walking miles. I questioned my ability to run faster, especially over the course of 13.1 miles. Even as I stood in the starting corral I wondered, "Can I really pull off a sub 11 minute pace for 13+ miles?"
One of my favorite races is the San Francisco Hot Chocolate 15k race. The opportunity to pace runners to the finish line, the course through Golden Gate Park, the race swag, and of course all the chocolate are some of the reasons why I love this race!
Wednesday night I began researching races near me this month because although I am pacing the Hot Chocolate 15k in San Francisco on January 12th and running a 10 mile trail run called Frost or Fog on January 25th, I still wanted more. Shockingly, on Thursday my wish came true!
If you've watched or read any news stories lately, then you know that once again, there are wildfires raging in California. One of these major wildfires is the Kincade fire which broke out at about 9:30pm on Wednesday, October 23rd. Due to intense winds and dry vegetation, the fire was fast moving, erratic, and difficult to contain. Sadly, by Thursday afternoon, all runners received notification that the Hallowine Run had been cancelled.