A new week is here and Sunday’s Columbia Gorge Half Marathon is but a memory. While I’m excited that the race is over and I don’t have to run 13.1 miles (in a row) any time in the near future, I’m also thrilled to have nailed every single one of the Five Race Goals I posted earlier in the week, including #2. (I actually achieved a new PR, which I do not understand at all.)
The goal I really nailed was #5, in which I vowed to take pictures of the event, including snapshots during the race. How I managed to do this while also PR-ing is beyond me. It may sound like a #humblebrag, but it’s truly an enigma that’s likely never to be answered. (Unless the race organizers admit the course was actually a mile short, in which case, mystery solved.)
The Columbia Gorge course is magnificent and I’m thrilled I was able to document my experience via smart phone. Here are a dozen of my favorite photos from race day:
The Columbia Gorge Half Marathon was an outstanding event and one I’m not likely to forget about. If you live and run in the Pacific Northwest, you should seriously consider registering for next year’s race. And if you don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, you should seriously consider a change in locale.