Three weeks after successfully completing the Tinkerbell Half and eight weeks after my Disney Marathon, I was at the start line of the Inaugural Woodlands Half Marathon. Why, you ask, was I doing this? For lots of reasons:
- Inaugural bling;
- (Relatively) cheap registration fee;
- "Flat & fast" course;
- Some high school friends had tossed around the idea of running it also;
- (Relatively) close to my parents house;
- Qualify for Half Fanatics (this was actually an unintended side effect that I realized after I'd already registered); and
- Inaugural bling!
|Pre-race with Dad|
|Post race. No Medal. :-(|
So that's the story of my second DNF. Truthfully, it should've been a DNS (Did Not Start) but apparently I'm a little too pigheaded for that. And hopefully, this DNF has helped me learn my lesson about starting a race when I shouldn't.