Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!


We hope that your birthday is very special & we're so glad to be able to spend it with you in person this year!

BTW...Happy Earth Day too! ;)

(Sorry for the lateness of this post Mary!)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday Wishes going out to my brother-in-law, Neil, today!!!

Welcome to 30! :)

We hope it's a great one!

P.S. Maybe we won't celebrate with bowling, but I may still come up with a "Team Neil" shirt anyways! ;)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Good Motivation...

(I intended to type this post last week so please pardon the lateness of it all! It is mostly for my own memories :)

"You need this high five!" (somewhere between miles 8&9)

"That's not's your fat cells crying!" (on a sign around mile 10-11)

"Your feet hurt because you're kicking ass!" (somewhere between miles 8&9)

Watching actual marathoners pass me on Mile 11, knowing that they had already run 24-25 miles!

Not wanting to let my younger sis show me too much anyway ;) (She finished about 6 minutes ahead of me)

Knowing that there were several of us doing the race together & that we'd all cross that finish line...

And then having several other supporters waiting there at the end cheering us on as we finished.

Not wanting all of those weeks of training to have been for NOTHING!

Now I think I am in need of more motivation to keep on's much harder without a goal in sight...I think I'd better be signing up for something else soon! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Official Results!!! :)

I finished my 1/2 marathon in 2 hours 40 minutes 1 second :)

I was very pleased with this & the fact that I was able to finish it on a day that included high humidity & the 1st 90 degree temp of the year (definitely not the conditions all of us had been training under!) I'm also fairly confident that I had a touch of heat stress when it was all over & done with, but am feeling much better now :)

No, I didn't run the whole thing, but I'm sure that I ran at least 90% of it (& did I mention that I finished-that's really all I truly cared about somewhere about mile 6&7 :)

I placed 8,332 overall; 4,590 among females; & 822 in my age group of 30-34. That may not sound that impressive, but I was never more proud to have that medal hanging around my neck! :)

Now...when's the next race? Just kidding...I'm not quite ready for that...yet, anyway! ;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday Wishes going out today to my brother-in-law, Brad!

Enjoy the beginning of the end of your 20's!!! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

One week to go...

til the big race day!!!

I'm glad that this last week of training is an "easy" one, but those 13.1 miles are approaching quickly~only 7 more days!

I know I can go the whole distance, my hope is to be able to run all of it, I believe it is quite doable (as long as this crazy, freaking wind stays away!!! It is definitely my downfall-give me cold, hot, rain, whatever, but high winds make for high difficulty in my running attempts! :)

I'll try to update on here as soon as I can next weekend with how it goes!!!