Nick and I ran our first half marathon, the Alamo 13.1, on Sunday, March 23, 2014. The weather threatened all week to rain on our race day parade. So we woke up early, and headed to the start line, prepared to weather the storm.
Amazingly, the rain held off. The weather was a cool 59 degrees, perfect weather for a 13.1 mile run
The course was San Antonio classified as flat, but there were several ups and downs. Running in Houston, there are no hills, so this was a little challenging for me.
The race started with the blast of a cannon….And we were off!
We ran the first 6 miles, which included a large incline. We took a few breaks after that, getting more into our 9 minutes running and 1 minute walking routine. Nick and I ran together the entire race, crossing the finish line one second apart, right in front of The Alamo.
This race was well organized. Afterwards, we enjoyed the complimentary beer. They had several food offerings as well as a drawing for one lucky person to win $1,301. I have to say, one of my favorite perks, is that the race pictures are free – Yes, free!! – and we had several to choose from, which makes for the perfect souvenir to such an incredible experience.
As soon as we returned home, my vehicle was adorned with a 13.1 sticker!