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We ran the Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5K in New Smyrna Beach

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Today, my husband and I both took part in the Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5K in New Smyrna Beach. My husband ran the half marathon (his 18th), while I ran the 5K. 

The run was nicely organized and we really enjoyed it. We had fears that it may be difficult to find parking, but it turned out to be an easy task. Parking was no problem and we were just a couple of blocks from the starting line. The run started on time, thank you very much, and went off without a hitch. They had plenty of restroom, plenty of food and drink afterward, and it was a lot of fun. 

I had a feeling that my husband was going to PR (personal record) at this event. His PR had been set 6 years ago, but for some reason I felt like he was going to PR today. And he did! He finished the half in 1:29 (7:49 per mile). I ran about two minutes slower per mile than usual, but I'm still healing from runner's knee. While runner's knee has slowed me down some, it hasn't stopped me. Plus, today it was much better than it was two months ago. It's on the mend! 

This was my first run with my new Sparkle Skirt. I had been looking at them for two years, but I was too cheap to buy one. My husband bought me one for Christmas. I love it! I love the flag them, and it was the most comfortable thing I've run in. It is great! It stays put and is really comfortable. 

It was a bit chilly and windy, but we still had a great time. Two thumbs up for the Shark Bite Half Marathon & 5K!

By the way... I've been running for just over three years now!

- Jacqueline
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