Half Marathon

     Well we did it we ran our first but not last 1/2 Marathon! We ran it on the 4th of July. My sweet husband was with me the whole time even when I had to stop and walk a few times because of dehydration and knee pain he would continue to jog net to me.

     My parents and brother were there to cheer us on and celebrate with us after the race. I was so happy they were there to support us in this huge accomplishment! They called me ever so often while we were running to encourage us and talk us through the pain. I couldn’t talk much but it was so nice to hear a friendly voice.

     About mile 9 my knee really started to hurt and I was so dehydrated I wasn’t even sweating anymore. I would walk through the water stations grabbing 2 cups of water and 1 cup of Gatorade. By this time I knew I wasn’t going to make my goal of finishing under 2:30 but I was just hoping to finish!

    I finished in 2:42:51 which to me is pretty slow… I know I could do a lot better but with the circumstances im just glad I finished! Look at the size of those medals!!!

 

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   We had to put on our race shirts after a nice shower because well… its our tradition 🙂 We celebrated at Red Robin with my family. I earned those carbs!!!

 

580175_10151780955381869_1514477097_n    So what now? We are thinking about doing the holiday 1/2 but I am a little nervous about the weather in december im not a big fan of running in the snow.

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About sweatforsanity

Just a girl trying to enjoy life and get fit at the same time. I have a handsome husband whom i was married to in 2011. We live in a small apartment in Oregon and are both currently seeking out our careers. We love the out doors and just about any sport.
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