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Monday, January 31, 2011

Snapshot - Race Recap

Hi.  I am alive after the half marathon.  Just barely.

Here is the tired person version of the recap.

That is me with Sweet Aunt.  She rocked the half marathon.

Wake up time - 4:10 am
Reaction to wake up time - The Coach is nuts.
Kids in attendance - Saigie
People wearing purple - More than 253....Saigie counted until she got tired.
Pre-race Porta-Potty visits - 4.
Friends running - Shawna, my school BFF, Sweet Aunt and friend, various colleagues.
Weather - 60 degrees.  Raining.  Misty - medium rain. 98% humidity.
Outfit - New impulse purchase capris and tee.
Racers dressed as - Santa, Elvis, Ghostbuster, Gorilla, Divas.
Time - 2:31.08
Personal Assessment - Good through ten miles.  Sucked like a Hoover the last three.
Spectators - Really cool to brave rain to yell for strangers. 
Medal - Super cool.  Maybe a picture when The Coach brings my camera home.
Finisher shirt - Quite stylish, girl cut, Under Amour
Post race activity - Power nap and then steak dinner with The Coach
Body - Hurting
Thank you - The Coach for hauling us out there and standing in the rain to cheer.  You are the best.
Thoughts - I love triathlons.  I do not love half marathons.  I can say this now that I tried it.  I do not like feeling like am beat to hell all the time. I am not sure at this point if I will take this challenge on again, but who knows.  There were definitely some pros to it along with the cons.

14 comments:

  1. Yeah for you! I have been waiting to see how it was. So excited for you with your half under your belt.

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  2. Awww congrats! Half marathons are hard! You did great! And I promise, if you choose to do another, it'll feel SO much better (easier) than this one. Just another of the many miracles of the human body.

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  3. Way to go! I doubt many people are ready to go again as soon as the first one is over. I'm interested to see if you decide to go again.

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  4. Congrats!! I just may have to make you an award for that!! (I was really hoping you'd ask for one, because I had a cool one in mind... hint hint)

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  5. Good job, now reward yourself with junk food.

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  6. Congrats to you for doing this!

    It makes me tired and want a cookie to even think about it.

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  7. Yeah! congratulations on finishing. and not puking. That's the impressive part to me.

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  8. This is so huge that you did that! I'm mighty impressed!

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