Sunday, May 2, 2010

i did it... 13.1 miles

So yesterday was the big day... the day i trained for 3 months for.. the capital city 1/2 marathon.... well i did it! there wasn't a specific time that i was looking to beat - i just wanted to cross the finish line.. and i did that [surprisingly under 3 hours {remember i never claimed to be a fast runner!}]

chris, myself and ashley before the race
at the beginning of the race 10,000 runners
at about mile marker 3 the rain started.. and it never quit... i will be completely honest with you and i didn't train in any inclement weather and I hate wet shoes and socks [to me there is not a worse feeling in the world!] so knowing that i had 10 more miles to go in the pouring down raining i knew i was going to be semi-miserable! so for the next 10 miles, i avoided as many puddles as i could, tried to protect justin's ipod touch from getting ruined and pushed through the freezing cold weather [not only was it raining but there was enough of a breeze to make it freezing! - Thank you mother nature!] to say that it was easy -i would be lying, but i knew that i would regret not finishing if i had given up at that time - so i just kept going!

finishing the race almost to the finish line [drenched]
myself, ashley and chris after the race - soaking wet!
justin and myself
my mom, dad and me


i am very thankful for everyone who came out to watch -justin, my mom, dad, alli, doug, my grandma and grandpa, molly and jenn! you guys all made running that much easier - it was amazing to have that support there for me! and thank you to everyone who sent me a text, facebook message or left me a note on my blog wishing me well! i couldn't have done it alone!

i am also excited to try running the 1/2 again in the fall. justin is going to sign up with me and we are going to start training again next week! this time my goal is to run the entire time, and not just partially! i now know what 13.1 feels like and i know that i have it in me to run the entire time!

i am very thankful to ashley who got me started in running, and because of her motivating me - i have started to encourage others.. because if I can run a 1/2 marathon - anyone can! it is so rewarding in the long run [no pun intended!] let me know if you are interested in the training schedule that we used - and i will send it to you!

congrats to everyone who ran in the capital city 1/2 yesterday and thank you for all of your support through the last few months!

23 comments:

Christa said...

Congrats! That's awesome!

Kacie said...

Congratulations girl!

Kendra said...

I really enjoy running, I just can't get into it lately. I am hoping with good weather I will get back into it. I would love to see your training schedule if you don't mind.!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

YAY!!! So proud of you! Great job :)

Nice having breakfast with you this morning :) Loved catching up with you!

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

Congratulations! You looked fantastic in all of your pics. I could never do it, but you did!

Allyson said...

Congrats! You are such an inspiration!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

congrats!!!!

Mrs. B said...

Wow, congratulations Lindsey!! That's so awesome!

Megan said...

Will you send it to me? I have always wanted to, but i really dislike running. But I think it would feel so awesome! I am so proud of you!!!

Brittany said...

AWESOME!! I am so excited for you! I'm going to try couch to 5k this summer (was supposed to start a while ago, but too crazy with school right now). I'm going to keep remembering what you did and let it inspire me!!

Candice Pair said...

Thats awesome!!!

EL said...

wow congratulations! 13 miles!? way to go!

Becca said...

Congratulations!! That is an awesome accomplishment Lindsay.

Annie said...

Congrats!!! I really want to start running. Can you send me your training schedule?? Thanks :)

Stephanie said...

Congrats, great job!

Kelly said...

WAY TO GO!!! I could never look that beautiful running the in the pouring rain! :-)

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

You won my giveaway!! Come over and leave me a comment with your email address :) Congrats, lady!

emily said...

congrats!!! congrats!!! i was going to run it too, but i hadnt signed up (so i wouldnt have been officially times, not a huge deal) but also the rain stopped me!! way to go though, thats so awesome!!! :)

Reed09 said...

Congratulations!!! You are such an inspiration!

Kate said...

Congrats girl! What an accomplishment!

Alli said...

why does mom look like a 12 year old kid saying CHEESE!!!

Keeping Up With Kaegan said...

Congratulations girl, you def should be soo proud of your accomplishment!

Jenny said...

Congrats! I've been a little behind in my blog reading but was excited to see how you did....and I'm happy to see you're already planning to run another one. Maybe there's a full marathon in your future? :-)