Monday, April 27, 2009

I DID IT!!!!

I RAN THE 2 MILE RACE!!!or I should say ran a majority of it....(yes, I had to start and stop a few times)
Granted is was a fun/run walk
AND my time has MUCH to be desired
I still am super happy that I did it
(BUT for those of you who know me...even in my serious PRIME running has never been my forte)
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This was my first time in the racing atmosphere...and it is contagious--
you get all pumped, and your adrenaline is flowing
It makes you want to become a homeopathic health nut and keep running until it gets easy and you look as good as the marathoners (which some of my closest friends WON) in their running skirts do!
I ran part of the way with a 10 yr. old...I would LOVE for this to become a family affair. After Dan saw the time of a fellow physical therapist who won the 2 miles--he says he can do it that quickly too...so I may have snagged him into it as well--(however he was still in bed when I got done with my race!)
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I placed 35th respectively (there was a couple 100 entered, granted most of them were walking) and I did it under a half an hour (which was my average)-- AND that is after passing the mile mark and going to the next water station, because I was not sure if I turned around at the mile marker (or the next water station). They had these cool microchips on our shoes (that times us, paced, us, etc.) and I did NOT want to register as NOT completing the race--so I ran a little bit extra just to be sure... as well as had a quick hugging chat with Colton's school teacher that I ran into as well!
I actually saw allot of friends and Young Women there--it was a happy, healthy get together!
So not bad considering I had not gotten below that time on all my solo runs! I took a picture of the results to prove to myself that I had done it!
WAHOO!!!
Now I just need to find some more races around here that are NOT more than 2 miles (I am afraid I will NEVER be at the caliber of marathons AND I am OK with that)

5 comments:

Fringers said...

YOU DID IT!!! Way braver then me! GOOD JOB

Trezise Momma said...

I am so happy for you and this accomplishment! How awesome!!

TexasTwinsTwice said...

WAY TO GO!! That is so awesome Alicia! I'm not much of a runner myself either, so hats off to you!

emily said...

Awesome! I still want to join in the next race. . . let me know when you are going to do another one. :)

Amy and the boys said...

Congrats on your 1/2 marathon. I could never do that...