Yesterday, I completed my third Half Marathon. I’ve been running in the Pittsburgh Marathon for the past four years. Last year, I ran my first marathon with a time of 3:53. This year I did not run as fast as I would have liked but I still set a personal record of 1:47. It’s much better than first half marathon, four years ago, when I ran a 2:04. Completing Sunday’s half marathon was the first of three events I need to complete this year to achieve my Pick Four goal of completing each part of an Ironman 70.3 because by this time next year I will have completed my second marathon and be a month away from completing my first Ironman 70.3.

This week, I need to find a 56 mile bike ride and a 1.2 mile swim.