Monday, February 13, 2012


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I did it! My first half marathon is behind me--by 3 weeks--the time I gained in not having to complete runs for the past three weeks, I've gained in added work responsibility, so once again the blog has taken a back seat.

The race was great and I'm incredibly proud that I was able to complete it in 1:50:37. My original goal was under 2 hours, which I met and then some!
getting ready to start
Probably Mile 5 or so.
Just crossed the finish line...a little emotional!
It was a cold morning, probably the coldest I have run in since the start of training, but that didn't slow us down.  It was a wonderful experience, but I'm still not sure I will do another one, just due to the strain it causes my body and the monotony of doing the same workout everyday. But all that aside, I'm so glad I did this one.

I can't write this post without giving a shoutout to my race buddies Leisha and Shelley. You guys were the difference in me actually doing this vs. continuing to say "maybe one day". We all stayed dedicated, and that's what ultimately brought us to the finish line. Heck, Shelley even did it in her early weeks of pregnancy, which is AMAZING! How cool to tell that Sweet Pea what a rock star Mama is.  And to our cheering section, Mom, Dad, JP, Matt and little lady, so nice to see familiar faces along the way!

Ladies, thanks for all you did for the last several months...what an accomplishment!

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