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!
I did it! Another postpartum PR! I improved my time on the Rock n Roll San Jose course by over an hour! (I was 8 months pregnant last year.) I bettered my time on my last half marathon a couple of weeks ago by 7 minutes!
Is there anything quite as wonderful as racing and wining?! The Napa to Sonoma Half has been on my bucket list for a few years now. When the opportunity came, therefore, to run the race I quickly signed up!