Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Family Life (Running)

This past Sunday was my 1/2 marathon, so I wanted to share a few pictures with you from the weekend.
I ran this one by myself, as opposed to the RockNRoll 1/2 that I ran in Virginia Beach. I trained for and ran with my BFF Heather. It was a lot harder to run alone, even though I trained alone.
The empty spot where Heather was supposed to be.
Me and my Cory.

The rest of my fan club. My little Mr. Handsome, Cory, Madison, Me & Maddie's friend Lily (a budding runner!)
Me and my man. (Nice hair, huh?)
I found my friend Jackie- she ran with pneumonia!

Crossing the finish line! whew!
I didn't better my time from the last 1/2 marathon, which I was hoping to do. I finished in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 2 seconds, which is about 2 minutes slower than I had hoped. After the turn back just past the 1/2 way mark, I was running into the wind. And boy was it windy! Kansas is known for it's high winds, and I do training runs in the wind, but not this high. (20-25 mph) So I could feel myself pushing hard after the turnaround, but I didn't know how bad it was until the finish.
All that being said, I am glad I did it, and I still had a decent finish time. I honestly don't know if I will ever do another one, because it is very time consuming to train, and it is a lot of wear and tear on my joints. I am very interested in trying a triathlon, but haven't done any research yet, to see what is available in my area. I would also need a trainer or partner, since I have no experience there.
Have any of you done a triathlon? Any suggestions?
A big thanks to all my friends and family who have been so supportive and encouraging.


  1. I misses you too my friend. Funny you mention a triatholon bc I'm considering one next fall. Also, were you running with deer at the half or was Jay just trying to be invisible? love u. Hed

  2. Wtg Debra! As always, I am in awe!