Hey all - Still here in Miami, just finished the 1/2 marathon. I highly recommend this race - the course was mostly flat, the weather was much better than it is currently in Chicago, it was super well-organized and staffed, and hey, it's Florida in January.
It was a fantastic race -Cheese and I ran together as he completed his first 1/2 marathon in 2:18 (but he got cut off right at the finish line photo area!!) It was really cool to be able to cross the finish line together. My knee held up fine (the pain almost paralyzed me that first mile but then it miraculously disappeared - and yes, I do believe it was a miracle, given the pain of the last week) I even got to wear my new running skirt and visor, which will be making their next appearance at Ironman AZ!!!
Right now, we are about eight hours post-race and I feel fantastic. No pain in any of the sensitive areas (knees, back) AT ALL. This alone gives me reason to celebrate, especially after this week's knee scare - needless to say, I am fullsteam ahead for Arizona. We had a great post-race rest and lunch, went to the beach, and are not getting ready to go to the after party. We have tons of pictures, but I am not on my computer so I can't post them until tomorrow night when I get home.
I am almost sorry to come home to that brutal cold, after being able to sport my bikini here for the last two days. Sigh. Guess it's time to start planning another trip for next winter.
Talk to you all soon!!!