Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wooo Hooo! I TOTALLY DID IT!

First of all, thanks to everyone for the supportive and encouraging words! Sorry I didn't get to update sooner, no internet access until now!
Sooooo, it was AWESOME! I am still on cloud 9! My goal was "to just be under 2 hours" (funny, when I signed up about 3-4 weeks ago, my goal was "just to finish"), well, I did it in 1:46:22!!!!! That includes 2 stops at the port-o-john! I was amazed at how much I did NOT have to walk! I stuck with my plan of walking about 10 feet before each water station and then walking through it while I drank, then picking up my run again after that. I did have to walk a few extra times between the 8 mile marker up to about 9.25, but overall, WAY less walking than I would have ever thought!

I did notice that around mile 4 I started to feel really comfortable, that feeling stayed around until about mile 8, then it was a little more difficult, but it was never out of control. Every step I took beyond Mile 8 I kept thinking "this is the farthest I have ever run" (until this weekend my longest run ever was last week - 8 miles). It was an amazing feeling!



Crossing the finish line was awesome! My friend Charlene was there taking pictures and my friend Greg was waiting just past the finish line, it was so cool to have them both there!









7 comments:

*aron* said...

YAYYYYYYYYY congrats!!! awesome job! you are in the double digits now :)

love the purple top too!

D10 said...

You did awesome!! Your time is great too, especially with 2 stops. There is no stopping you now. You can do anything you set your mind to.

xjvpastor said...

Great job!

Jess said...

CONGRATS!!! I'm so glad you did so well. You totally rocked it.

It was a warm day out there and I'm glad you were able to finish strong even with it being so sunny!

I don't think I saw you cross the finish line though (not that I would have known it was you at the time lol!)

Congrats on a great race!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats on your race! You totally rocked it and it sounded like you really enjoyed it! That's the key!

Christine said...

hey girl! Way to rock out the ten miler!!!! Thanks for stoppin by my blog. You are welcome anytime! Good luck marathon training...such an exhilarating process. You will do great!

Running To Stand Still said...

Good for you! I think your time is fantastic for it being your first time running that far. Great job!!

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