Running: I did it!

Yesterday, was the Live Strong Half Marathon that I had registered for months ago.  Due to some major foot pain back in October, I thought there was no way I could be ready for this race but being the stubborn person I am, decided to go for a test run a month before the race just to see how my foot felt.  Once I got done with that run, pain free, I decided ehhhh...what the heck.  Let's see if I can do this.  So for the last four weeks, I trained like an idiot but I trained and managed to run 9.5 miles.  So going into the race today, I was nervous because it was 13.1 miles.  Now my math may be rusty but that means I was going to have to wing it for 3.6 miles.

So yesterday morning, as I got ready at 5 o'clock, I had a major case of butterflies that kept me up most of the night.  I got to the race and patiently waited for the start and then I heard it.  The starting foghorn.  And we were off.  I did pretty good for most of the run but all of my training runs up until the race, were all flat.  There aren't a whole lot of hills by my house.  Downtown felt like nothing but hills.  I had to take it easy on the huge ones.  Especially the ones toward the end of the race because at about mile nine my left foot and both knees were killing me.  I ended up crossing the finish line with a time of 2:21:37.  Not too shabby.  I even walked away with some new bling.


Woo hoo!  My first medal folks.  Despite the slight discomfort I'm in, I'm sure this won't be my last half marathon.  I'm debating whether or not I want to run the Zooma Half Marathon at the end of March.  For now I'm just looking forward to relaxing after work while Nathan snoozes instead of running.  We'll see how long that lasts.  I'm sure I'll be itching to get back out there and run.  

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I'm a 36 year old full-time student, runner and shopaholic (not necessarily in that order) mom living in the burbs surrounding the beautiful city of Austin with my husband, our very active 9 year old and our rescue dog Buddy. This blog is my little space of the internet where I let my ADD run loose and I blog about...anything.



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