Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Airport Night Run 2017

Saturday night, I ran my second half marathon of the season, and of the week! I ran this one last year and absolutely loved it. Despite the fact that it's 6 days after the Berlin Half, I wanted to do it all over again!
It was, once again, the perfect day for a race. The weather settled, and the temperature was perfect. Just chilly enough to run comfortably and no wind! That alone was a blessing, considering we were running on an airfield!
Yes, you read that correctly! This race takes place on the runways of the new airport in Berlin which has yet to open. That airport has been a total disaster and the opening keeps getting delayed every few months. So for now, it is a pretty great spot for a night run!

I ran a bit slower than I had hoped, but with my injuries, I am glad I finished at all! It was a really great race and my running crew was there to cheer. They were probably the loudest people there!
photo credit: Fab @adidas Runners Berlin

The second race of the season is done, I got my glow in the dark medal and a beer at the finish line as per race tradition! Next race is in 2 weeks!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Berliner Halbmarathon 2017

Sunday I ran my third Berlin Half Marathon! Just like last year, the weather was perfect! The sun was shining and it was quite warm outside, at least in comparison to the couple days before and after! Just like the last two years, it was a hell of a lot of fun.
photo credit: Hannes Glawe

I absolutely love this race. I get to run through Berlin, past so many really great landmarks and surrounded by 30,000 other runners. It's such a rush to be around so many other people on their way to accomplishing the same distance. On top of that, all the people who come out to cheer us on is one of the best parts!

This year, I got to run as a member of adidas Runners Berlin. I joined them in February and have been running regularly with them ever since. For all the major events, we get our very own race shirts, some kind of race base, where we can meet before and after the race and so it's kinda of like a "VIP" treatment for the run family. We also get to hang out with other adidas Runners from all over Europe! I will definitely talk more about that in a later post, don't worry!
photo credit: adidas Runners Berlin

Although I didn't run as well as I had hoped (2:21:33), I still finished the race with a smile and got a beer and my medal at the end! It was a great start to the race season and I can't wait to see what this year has in store for me!
Bella Lulu Ink Blog