Forest running…

Last weekend was the Knysna half marathon.  I had been looking forward to this race since I booked for it in April already (the party vibe is awesome so many people do this run).  Last year I was at the race but since I wasn’t a runner at that stage, I only managed the 5km – this year I planned on running with my friend Mary who was running her first 21km.

I had been warned about how cold it would be at the start, which is in the Knysna forest.  Cold didn’t really cut it – FREEZING seems more appropriate!!!  I lost the feeling in my baby toes, something I haven’t felt since I worked in an American ski resort in New Hampshire where minus 30 was considered warm…

It was great running in a race again, it had been a month since the Comrades and I was a little worried that I would have lost some of my fitness – turns out I hadn’t – half way came so fast it had me laughing out loud!

Mary did a great time (I don’t think I’m the best partner to run with if its your first time – I’m not very understanding it seems), coming in at 2:20 which is great for a first time!

As I said in my previous post, I’m in the process of finalizing the last few donations and then I’ll give everyone the update…

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