I did it! My time, according to my Apple Watch, was two minutes faster this year. Not bad for having a bad cold, battling terrible smoky air, and having to deal with an injury during my training.
Honestly, I wasn’t really looking forward to this. I was kinda cranky about running it in the days leading up to it. And then I caught a bad cold a couple days ago and yesterday the smoke was so bad you could taste it! I was worried about how the air would be today and honestly wasn’t sure I’d be able to go through with it if the air quality was anything like yesterday.
But this morning I walked out the door at 6:00 and the air was crisp and clean. And it stayed that way, as well as staying cool. Perfect running weather! And now it’s pouring rain. 😊 boom! It’s Fall.