Well, I had written a reminiscence of how my first half marathon went, but I made a mistake, and somehow deleted everything I had written! So I'm going to keep it simple: just three days ago, I successfully completed my first ever half marathon. That's 13.1 miles, folks! Even though the training seemed like it would never end, and the race itself was not easy, I did it. And I did it in less time that I thought I would. I was going to be delighted it I made it in three hours, but my finishing time, as you can see below, was 2:47:14! I'm not going to win any special awards, but I earned my finishing medal. I'm already signed up for the next Rock 'n' Roll half marathon in April 2022, and I'm thinking I will be able to shave 10-15 minutes off of my time. I don't suppose I'll ever become a star runner, by any stretch of the imagination, but I think it's been a worthwhile goal to achieve, and it's certainly helping my overall health and fitness.
(adj.) wild and frenzied; from Greek κορυβαντες (Korybantes)