Wednesday, October 9, 2013
We did it!!!
We did it, we officially completed our first half marathon. The day before the race I was feeling great, I was feeling prepared, pumped and looking forward to race morning. Race morning came bright and early, 4:30 am to be exact and we were up and at 'em. We got to the race right in the knick of time, and then...my nerves kicked in. Stage fright!!
I started the race off with the typical crowded slightly slower pace, but still strong and continued strong until about mile 5, then my nerves were kicking in a little more and so were those HILLS! My heart rate was out of control and although I was way more prepared than this...I walked. Only for a minute, then I continued. Overall, I did well! I was super proud of myself. Did I walk? Yes. Was this a little disappointing for me? Yes. But, the hills were GINORMOUS and my training did not train me for that, so overall I finished 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 27 minutes and prior to training began my goal was 2:30, so I achieved my goal even including my brief stents of walking. So not only did I complete my first half marathon 3 months post partum, but I also marked one of my 30 before 30 things off my list already (more to come on that).
Oh, and did I mention the husband? He did AMAZING!! He did not walk one time, he killed it! But, he was out running while I was at home pregnant stuffing my face! Bahaha, no but seriously, I couldn't be more proud of the little runner he has become.
And, we are so Cray Cray that we are thinking of signing up for another one Thanksgiving morning down the street from us, while the bird is in the oven of course!
Happy Hump Day Ya'll!