Monday, May 23, 2011

Ogden 1/2 Marathon

This is my "I woke up at 3:30am" face.

We had to wait about an hour up at the start line. (That's my brother-in-law messing with his ear buds.)

I got to see Princess Leia.

My dad took some video of us running (what is up with her weird form?). *WARNING - ALL VIDEO MAY MAKE YOU MOTION SICK*

More video - I was DONE.  This is just after Mile 11 (it makes me laugh.  Yes, I was walking (and weirdly, I might add)).

Less than a mile to go and - oh man - am I huffing and puffing!  Feel free to make fun of me.

They had horse statues all down the last 1/2 mile to the finish line.  I loved them... even if this picture says "I'm in pain!" (and yes, less than 2 minutes after saying, "Don't let me stop" I stopped.)
Our support (my husband with Katie in our jogging stroller, my mom (trying to take pictures), my sister with her newborn and 2 year old in the stroller)).  And my dad saying - Hey a pep band!  I love pep bands!

And then we (that is to say, I) tried to sprint in.

And this is what the Garmin says I finished in.

My offical chip time says 2:10:13.  So I beat my B Goal.  Hooray for me!

I didn't get a picture of me and my dad after the race.  We've run 7 races together and this was the first time that we FINISHED together.  (I may have begged him not to leave me.) 

The last 3 miles hurt and I really struggled.  My pace was all over the place during the race.  Anywhere from 8:40 to 11:20.  Plus some walking.  That's what you get for not training!

But I did it, and it's done and I hope that run it again next year.

The End.


Jams said...

I bow to you!

Great job finishing!! and beating your B goal! Which is still faster than me! Even when I am training (and haven't just had a baby).

Keep it up!

Alicia said...

You are hysterical! Loved the recap!

Caitlyn said...

Nice work!

Momma Twitch said...

Great job!! You did awesome! I'm sure your next one will be even better.

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Beccarigg said...

What?! I am in awe of you woman! How do you pull out a 2:10 half marathon without hardly even training? You are amazing!!! Love the pic with Princess Leia btw, that is awesome.

Lynn Baldwin said...

I love pep bands

Candice @ I Have Run said...

You go girl! Not bad with no training!!!!

Congrats on getting your B goal and another half done!

And I gave The Edge your love =)