Sunday, April 18, 2010

Half Marathon!

Well, I did it! I am a half marathoner finisher!!!

Or shall I say, my best friend and I are half marathon finishers! I completed the half marathon in 2 hours and 16 minutes flat!! I have never in my life been so proud of myself!

I didn't get nervous before starting. Maybe in the days leading up to the race, but not on the actual race day. I went into this race knowing that I was going to do great. I was prepared, mentally and physically. I never "hit a wall" or thought 'how am I going to do this?' I always thought, '8 more miles, I got this'. I was positive the whole time, stayed on track and finished 4 minutes faster than my goal. I wanted to do it in 2hours and 20minutes.

It may have been a fluke, but I feel my first half marathon was flawless!!

My knees killed me the rest of the day. My foot on the bottom outside stings everytime I walk. My muscles are slightly sore. All in all, I feel pretty good!

Thank you so much for all of your encouragement during my training and even up to the last 2 comments I read Friday night. You were all in my heart during that race, thinking of the comments and support really kept me going :)

11 comments:

Syl said...

wow congrats girl! you have alot to be proud of!

Jessica - cbgblog said...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!
That is amazing!!!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

CONGRATULATIONS GIRL! That is so fantastic!!! I'm so happy for you, you trained hard for this and you rocked it :) WHOO!

Corletta said...

Go girl! I know that you are so proud of yourself! Maybe, if I get up the courage again, we can run a marathon together!

Missy said...

YAY! Great job!!!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

You are such an inspiration! WTG girl! :)

ashley said...

Way to go ladies!

Kelly said...

CONGRATS!!! I think you did awesome!!! HIGH FIVE! I can't wait to sign up for my first race... :)

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

WOOHOO! Congrats! You look awesome, and I'm sure you feel awesome too!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

YAY!! Congrats on such an amazing accomplishment!

You definitely should be proud of yourself!

Tiff said...

WHOOOO HOOOOOO! Congrats!!!! SO SO SO SO SOOOOOO proud of you! What a fantastic feeling that must have been- many more to come! :)