My first half marathon. (That’s 13.1 miles, in case you weren’t sure.) I did it. I have no idea what got into me to decide to take on such a task, but I’m glad the running spirits possessed me.
I wasn’t super fast (2:31), but I finished and that was my main goal. I also had some semi- better pictures this time around. It costs like $60 to download them, so you guys are out of luck to see those. 🙂
I was doing pretty okay until about mile 11. I told Brent that I pretty much just prayed for the entire 11th mile. I was pretty beat and my feet and my knees were really starting to hurt. I just didn’t want to have to walk the last couple of miles- I wanted to run through the finish line. I pretty much just prayed that God would make my legs keep moving.
And, they did. In fact, those were my fastest miles. God is awesome like that.
They only thing that was sore the next day was my neck. I have NO idea how my neck is sore from running. I can hardly even turn it. I feel like I need a neck brace on. It started hurting before I went to bed, so I don’t think I slept on it wrong or anything. Anyone else ever have this problem?
Also, I’m pretty sure that under my pretty pink polish, my toenail is dead. …yuck…
On a more serious note- I’m not sure I’ve ever been so proud of myself. I actually stuck with my training and accomplished my goal. I don’t even feel like I have many long term goals lately. I mostly just have the goal of making it through each day without completely screwing up my son. So, it was nice to do something for myself. I’ve also inspired some fellow runners and that makes me even more excited. I need some running buddies! Hopefully, they won’t get faster than me. 🙂
In the end, I got a bling-in’ medal and am now a complete addict.
When’s the next race?!
I’m still alive! In all fairness, I warned you that I won’t be posting as much. 🙂
Last Monday, I ran my first 5k race. I am SO proud of myself. I ran it in 31:40, which is ah-maz-ing for me. I’ve never been even close to that fast in any of my practice runs.
Anyway, I really wanted to share this picture of me running the race. I’ve laughed at myself for at least 30 minutes over it.
Some thoughts on this picture:
1. My outfit is so cute. 🙂 I’m a recent running skirt convert and I’m obsessed. It makes being sweaty nice and girly. Just the way I like it.
2. Everyone else’s pictures are so lovely looking. They have these beautiful strides and are hovering above the ground. They have looks of determination or are smiling and waving. I look like I’m just trying not to die. haha!
I wasn’t going to show this picture to anyone, but I wanted everyone else to have a good laugh. You’re welcome.
Another personal accomplishment in the past week- I did my 12 mile training run on Saturday! I didn’t even die while I was doing it. I wasn’t worth much for the rest of the day, but that’s really Brent’s problem, not mine. 🙂
I can’t wait for my half marathon on the 22nd! Hopefully, someone will get a better picture this time around. If not, I’ll just have to laugh at myself again.
On Monday’s, we usually go to storytime at the library. Today, we opted to just hang out at home. We’ve been nonstop all weekend and Mason voted that we just relax for a day. It was a great decision. We caught up on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, ate a good breakfast and even split mommy’s lip open. 🙂
Speaking of weekends, I hope everyone had an excellent one. Brent and I had not one, but two nights out with no baby, we went to a beautiful wedding, and we had a great Sunday with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Oh! and we did the pumpkin patch on Friday. We still haven’t carved it yet. I’ve actually never carved a pumpkin and Brent isn’t really sure that he’s ever done it as an adult. But it’s on our “fall bucket list” so it must be done! Mason is pretty stoked about it, too. I’m sure the pictures will be great so be looking for those.
Mason is also doing this new thing where anytime you look at him and laugh, he’ll just start laughing too. It really makes me laugh. It’s just a laugh factory in here. It works every single time. The more ridiculous the laugh, the better.
That’s about it. Enjoy your week and don’t forget to smile!
Trying to get Mickey Mouse out of the toy box
Doby isn't extremely helpful
Chewing on Lola- my poor pups
Someone got caught
Enjoy your Monday!