This past Saturday (June 11) was the 2016 Bourbon Derby Half Marathon. All week well actually for about a week and a half leading up to the race it was EXTREMELY HOT & HUMID and was predicted to be the hottest day of the week.....ugghh I was so not looking forward to that heat! Last year was about the same weather and I think it kept several people from returning again the crowd was very low, in fact two of my friends didn't come back due to the heat. My running has gotten better but with this heat I sure didn't want to push myself for any reason at all!!
|Look at how much we are "Glistening" before we even get started!|
Thankfully the race started at 7:30 am although it was already starting to get so stinking humid it didn't really matter. This was my 2nd year for this event I remember it being very hilly but I thought I remembered several sections that was shady, that thought was wrong!
I asked my friend Mindy if I could run with her and we decided we would run as much as we could and walk whenever we needed to. Walking came way earlier than I wanted but I just couldn't hang in there I think it was several different reasons but it was working for both of us so we rolled with it. Mindy's family was working a water stop so it was great to see them and stop and chat for a few seconds :) we even stopped for selfies with them!
This was by far my slowest half to date but with as hot as it was and me just trying to "come back" I am more than happy that I finished ! I knew the heat was cooking me I threw up a little bit after I finished but felt much better afterwards !!
What was Your hottest race? Ever have to DNA because of it?
RUN HAPPY ;)