I DID IT!!!! WE DID IT!!!! I ran 13.1 MILES!!!!
With my trusted running partner in crime, Raven, by my side until she decided to 'smoke' me in the last 2 miles! that skinny girl can run! We finished it.
I crossed the finish line in a respectable 2 hours 31 minutes and 6 seconds!!!
First half marathon done, and I am happy to say it was a great experience. My foot gave me a little trouble, but I made it without having to stop and stretch it. We had fun. There were bands all along the way and sunshining skies!
Pace 11:32 min/miles
6793 out of 10,272 overall
783 out of 1,255 'for my age'
3,796 out of 6527 'for a girl'
Not too bad. Or at least I am proud just to say.
I trained smart. I trained when I didn't feel like it. I even trained in sub 20 degree weather.
I finished without any walking.
And I was injury FREE!!!!!
All my goals met, and smiles on our faces!
And a special thank you for my sweet husband at the finish line waiting patiently on me to cross the line!!! Who would not run 13.1 miles to get to this hottie?
And our friends The Weeks for joining us in New Orleans and celebrating the weekend with us! It is always great to get away with friends and just enjoy one another's company....even if it is only for a little while. Thanks for supporting me always! It was a great Valentine's weekend!!
Here is a link to pictures from the race! and even a quick video of me crossing the finish line!