I did it! I ran 13.1 miles, and did it in 2 hours, 3 minutes, and 51 seconds. I was something like 398 out of almost 2000 runners and 78th in my age group (ages 30-34, and there were 239 in that group). I'm serious (maybe nuts) when I say, honestly, I LOVED it. Every single second of it. It was so perfect for my first ever race! To train, to push your body to do something you thought you couldn't do, and then to accomplish your goal? There is really nothing like it. I feel strong and healthy and thankful that my body IS capable of more than I thought it was. I've always loved to exercise but running was never my "thing" and now it is definitely my thing!!! Thanks to Zach for helping me accomplish this, and of course my AMAZING running friends for pushing me and encouraging me to work HARD!!!
|my roommies for the weekend! These ladies run FAST!|
|we were at the expo picking up our race packets|
|at the beach for our italian dinner!|
|the whole group from Taryn's neighborhood! hot runnin' mamas... post carb-loading!|
|Post-race- we went across the finish, cheered, and went to the car for some colder water than the race offered... then back to cheer on the rest of the runners! Can you tell we were HAPPY?! Such an incredible feeling!|
|Love these ladies. We all have kids and jobs and busy lives, but we DID it!!!|
Another incredible thing happened too... my Zach had a birthday! I got home in time to celebrate with him and make birthday cookies (he didn't want cake :). So the kids and I got to shower him with a little love this weekend too, once I got home. I hope he felt loved!
|Birthday cookies with a 6 candle. This is the candle the kids wanted :). He is 6 x 5.33333|
|Sam was around the corner having a pity party about something, but he came around after a minute :).|