Sunday, April 25, 2010

The adventure that started Four months ago.

On January 1st I bounded to my husband and told him that I wanted to run the Waterloo marathon. He smiled at me and said "me too", but I don't think he knew what he was in for. A few short days later we'd purchased our amazing baby jogging stroller and I started to run in the cold in my tight sweat pants in the snow. Now I have real running clothes, with fancy running shoes, stop watch, reflective vest, and a medal from my first half-marathon. It's crazy what can happen in a few short months. I am now a runner for life and that is the greatest thing I have ever done for myself, my husband and my daughter.

This week I was sick with a nasty cold but I didn't let that stop me. My husband and I were not sure if we could do the run but we did and I'm so glad we did. I wasn't last at all which I thought for sure I would be and I beat my old personal best by about 9 whole minutes and I'm so excited about this. I feel like I could take on the world, and can't wait for my baby to wake up from her nap and cuddle her. I wanted to be healthy for my baby and now I've gone and become a runner for life. After resting up a few weeks I'll start training for the Horror Hill run and work on my speed. I know slow and steady wins the race but I think I can go faster.

Now it's time to rest!

Race Facts:
  • Times to finish half-marathon: 2:48:57 (my stop watch) and 2:48:55 (chip time).
  • 55/61 in women 21-29
  • 179/200 in women
  • 338/364 total half-marathoners

5 comments:

  1. Woo hoo!!!!
    Good for you. That is such an amazing accomplishment :)

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  2. YEAH!!! I am sooooo excited for you!!!! Can you hear how proud I am of you in this comment??? because I am....I am sitting here almost in tears....rejoicing with you!

    This seems crazy to me because I have never met you but I feel like I have. lol

    Enjoy a break!!!

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  3. I agree with Christine! I'm sooooo happy for you! You're an inspiration, really.

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  4. Awesome job, congratulations! I am glad to hear you didn't let being sick keep you from doing what you have been working so hard towards, congrats to you and your husband you both are an inspiration!

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