On September 1st, I completed my third half marathon. We got awesome jackets, a cool necklace, and a champagne glass to top it all off. The course itself was great, and I had a race PR with a time of 2:00.09 despite hip soreness and a blood clot in my upper thigh. Unfortunately, my goal of finishing in under two hours eluded me. However, my watch told me otherwise, so I try to convince myself daily that I did reach my goal. It isn't working well, though, because I plan to run the Monster Dash Half Marathon this October to try and get that elusive time again. Third time's a charm, right?