Thursday, September 8, 2011

I DID IT!!!

It wasn't pretty.

It wasn't easy.

It wasn't exceptionally fun.

But I did it anyway.

I experienced a moment of clarity around mile 6 -  
Hey! This is actually a good time! I'm totally AWESOME!

And then I experienced numerous moments of -
Hey. This....totally....hurts....I....didn't....train....enough. Why...is....that....Grandma....passing.....me??? 

I thought I would throw up. I was quite dizzy at mile 11.

I wanted to punch My Love in the face at mile 10...and 11....and 12....and 13. 
But that would have taken too much energy.

But I did it.
This past weekend I ran a half marathon - 13.1 miles.
I ran my FIRST half marathon - 13.1 miles - 3 years after I started running.
I ran my first half marathon - 13.1 miles - 3 years after I started running, 8 months after the birth of my 4th child.

 I did it in 2 hours and 27 minutes....and I am ridiculously proud of myself.

I am mama, see me run!
****I have pictures....they are supposed to be in this post....but my computer thingy won't communicate with my external hard drive thingy....this is why everything should just convert to Apple. Seriously.******
Copyright 2011

4 comments:

  1. Love it!!!! and yes you did!
    SEE MAMA, SEE MAMA RUN!!!!
    At least you had a moment at mile 6!!!

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  2. Awesome job! I cannot IMAGINE running for 2 HOURS!! Oh my... you should be proud!

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  3. Great job! That is a lot of work! I am very proud of you. You inspire me!

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  4. You are amazing! Great job! :)

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