I Did It!!! And I didn't die....not even close...
All I can say is WOW! forgive me I'm sure I will totally over use the exclamation marks and the word awesome. But this was the coolest thing I thing I have ever done (besides give birth and get married of course
well sort of ).
Anyway I spent most of Saturday relaxing and doing laundry
oh joy and trying not to syke myself out about the race the next day. I actually slept really well, the hubs is still sick but told me to take the bed because I have worked really hard and needed to get my rest for the race, aww so sweet. And a Great BIG Thank You to Grammie C and Bob for keeping the Drama Queen for the weekend it was one less thing I had to figure out. They are the best and I love them sooo much!
I woke up early on Sunday to give myself enough time to eat (my usual an English muffin with PB and a banana) and let nature happen
no runner trots for this girl. This was the outfit I had laid out isn't the shirt such a pretty color.
My Mom picked me up at about 5:45am the race was in Huntington Beach about 45mins from me and we wanted to have enough time with traffic down there, which was crazy! It was pretty bad so mom had to drop me off then go find parking on her own, which was good and gave me time to hit up the port-o-johns. Damn those lines were looong, but at least they moved fast. I was also able to meet up with my friend Heather we have been texting and pumping each other up for the race and weren't sure if we were going to be able to find each other. It was great we waited together for the start. They let you go in waves so it didn't get congested. Heather is much faster than me but we decided to stay together until the start then split and it worked great I wasn't as nervous having a friend there to chat with.
|Heather and I waiting to start.|
|This was about mile 6, look at all those people.|
|I snapped this mid run at mile 10 while I put on some Power music|
to get me through the last 3 miles.
After grabbing some water and a banana I asked if they had seen Erin come through yet and they hadn't. We had figured since she was doing the full and started almost 2 hrs. before me we would finish close to the same time. So I stayed in the chutes near the medals and about 15 minutes later Erin comes flying in YAY!!! We did it! We gave each other the biggest hugs and both cried (I was such a baby) it was AWESOME!!!
|I LOVE this picture we are so happy and still standing.|
Notice I'm wearing my "magic" shoes, I'll tell you about it soon.
|A pic of me and my awesome cheering squad.|
So my official time was 2:52:28 YAY I was under my 3hour goal and don't forget that included one potty stop and a stretch stop. My Garmin said 2:48:24 because it pauses when I stop, so my actual moving time was really great and I averaged a 12:50 mile. Can I get a WOOT WooT!!
As I sit here and type this (on and off all day) Erin and I have been texting each other, we weren't sure how we would feel today so we both took the day off but we both feel great. I have a little soreness in my knees but that's nothing new. I actually felt so good that I cleaned my poor neglected house and even went to the gym with TaTa for Aqua Aerobics. In our texts we were both very happy that it was over but also quite sad, then Erin asked me the question....Will you do another???
Know what I said...