Trish rocks the OIM Half for Team Diabetes!

I’m going to keep this short, as this really isn’t about the run, it’s about the cause. The run was just a celebration of having accomplished the goal to support the Canadian Diabetes Association. All that matters now is that I am done! This means tomorrow I get to go see my beloved sister whom I have not seen since months before her Type I diagnosis this time last year!

As many know this was a very questionable event for me, and I didn’t know if I should even stick with the half distance, after having already switched to it from the full. However, I am so glad I chose to stick it out! I started, I finished, and I did NOT PW! I had a great run, with only a bit of tightness in my ITB’s, and no real pain in my knees whatsoever – my ankle was completely healed from the spill down the stairs, and gave me no issues at all.

I got to run for some time with Tracy, who is doing her Team Diabetes full at Dublin in 2 weeks! I was so glad to meet one of the runners I would have been running with, under optimal circumstances. We ran together for a good portion of the run.

I ran a clear negative split and enjoyed the gradual uphill climb for the first half of the run (it was all downhill or flat from the turnaround to the finish). I didn’t take a walk break until 12km! I walked short spurts at several water stations, but other than that only had a couple of walk breaks from 12km to the finish. I finished somewhere around 2:18:xx (by the clock). I don’t know where the official results are posted just now.

Ian and the girlies were there to see me at the start and finish, and I got to celebrate with a number of other Team D participants. We’ll have a celebration dinner this evening!

It’s over now and time to celebrate. If anyone would like to contribute to the cause still, I am able to continue to collect donations. Perhaps I’ll carry over the “extra” to another Team Diabetes event, and someday run that full!

I’ll post some pix later. Smile

About Trish

family legacy curator, social justice advocate, blogger, amateur photographer, reader, cyclist, runner & swimmer, mom of two