Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A seasoned marathoner

I just ran my first half marathon on Saturday! I feel so accomplished! I've been training with friends for the past three months, and all of those 5 AM runs weekdays and Saturdays finally paid off. A group of friends and I decided to run the Santa Barbara marathon, some ran the half and the brave ones ran the full. It was a good race, hard to keep a good pace amongst all of the people, but I was happy with my time. And the end of the race Ryan asked: "How did you feel crossing the finish line?" (expecting a very thoughtful or emotional response). I said "I was just happy to stop running." I guess that emotional and crying state will come after my actual marathon. I plan on continuing my training, and possibly gain another running mate with Ryan, and completing a marathon next year (possibly the Salt Lake marathon, but who knows?).

*not a good face in the picture, but you can tell I'm pretty tired.

3 comments:

Laura Hendricks said...

wow! i'm so impressed. this is a huge accomplishment!

London said...

that is so awesome! go you!!! i need to start working out again..i need some work out buddies to motivate me. we need to live closer! miss you!!!

Jane said...

Congratulations!!! What a feat! 13.6 miles is a big deal.

 
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