What It Was Like to Run My First Half Marathon During a Pandemic

It wasn’t at all what I expected

Amanda’s race outfit: 2 handheld waterbottles, purple shorts, sports bra, & t-shirt reading THIS IS WHAT STRENGTH LOOKS LIKE
Amanda’s race outfit: 2 handheld waterbottles, purple shorts, sports bra, & t-shirt reading THIS IS WHAT STRENGTH LOOKS LIKE
Flat me, ready to race (Photo by the author)
The view from my personal starting line, a parking lot in the Southside (Photo by the author)
Riverfront view at Mile 2 (Photo by the author)
Mile 8 (Photo by the author)
Mile 10 (Photo by the author)
My “finish line” at 13.1 miles (Photo by the author’s fiancé, used with his permission)

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