Sunday, December 18, 2016
Santa Hustle Half Marathon
I drove down to Galveston yesterday for the Santa Hustle Half Marathon this morning. This was my 3rd consecutive year for running this race. I am still trying to thaw out. The temperature was 41 degrees during the race with a constant 30 mph north wind. The course was basically down and back on Seawall Blvd. The first half was going south, but coming back was brutal. At times, I felt like I was going to blow over and during gusts, I almost came to a halt. After the race, the long walk back to my car was worse. I finished in 2:52:19 and was 3rd of 5 in the 70 and over age group. This was my 78th race in 2016.