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Women's Half Marathon 2012

It’s been over a week, but I’m finally getting to blog about the Women’s Half Marathon in St. Pete!
First of all, the weather could not have been more perfect. The cloud cover kept the sun away while a nice breeze kept us cool. It was actually too cool before we started, but after a mile we were grateful for it.
Alyssa, my dear cousin, stayed with me during this race just like the Halloween Half three weeks prior. We chatted the entire time again (can you tell we are thisclose?) and missed most of the mile markers. That is the best way to run a race if you can, in my opinion.
The only drawback was at the starting line. The corrals fed from the front. Meaning when we tried to get into corral 2, everyone had crowded to the front to the point that there was a line to get in. We had to elbow our way through the bodies, which is awkward and rude, but the only way we could get in. The space is always in the back of the corral, where they usually feed in people for races. So I gave some fee…

Halloween Halfathon

This is one of those races I'll remember forever.

And this is why...

My cousin, Alyssa, and I ran in costume FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!

If you can't tell....she is Tinkerbell and I am Ariel. Well, we are their running versions.

We talked about doing a Disney race dressed up, but we gave up and finally decided this Halloween race would be the perfect opportunity for way less $$.

She brought her two friends, Alicia and Katherine, who were so sweet and fun.

Katherine is a fairy friend of Tinkerbell's and Alicia is Cruella De Ville.
I was so shocked that Alyssa and I finished in 2:21 because I thought the wig at least would slow me way down. Turns out the outfit was one of the best I've ever run in. I got the shirt because it was purple and looked mermaidish. I just can't run in a sports bra, and I know that probably would have made it more obvious that I was Ariel, but oh well. It was such a comfy top. The running skirt had spandex shorts under and they did not move! B…