During my visit to Indiana, I completed my 4th half marathon, my last before the Disney Marathon in January. I registered for the Santa Hustle in Indianapolis, to ensure I got a good long run during my time at home.
The weather was cold, but the mood was festive, it was pretty cool to see people dressed as Santa and elves running all in a big group. The wind and cold definitely impacted me on the run; the first 7 miles felt great (I was on PR pace!) then I hit a bit of a wall as the course got a little hillier and less interesting. Blah. But I still managed to squeeze out my best half marathon time anyways!
There was a particularly awesome sign along the way that I loved... RYAN GOSLING!
There were also M&Ms and cookies along the way that were good energy stops. I didn't eat candy, but towards the end I did eat a cookie to keep myself going. I learned that I can run and eat a cookie at the same time! LOL
I'd say the best part was having Mom & Dad there to support me. It was a nice training run, and I loved the sweatshirt I got from it. Now I'm a nervous wreck thinking about doubling the distance for Disney!