Monday, April 16, 2012

Half Marathons...

So a couple of years ago I wanted to run a half marathon. Then I found out I was pregnant. 

So the next year, I thought I could do it- four months after having a baby. Yea right. 

So this year, I was doing it! I started running after Christmas and slowly worked back up to around 4 miles. Then took the 6 weeks before the race to "train" up to 13.1. The most I ran before the race was 12.25 in a little over 2 hours. 
I was very excited to talk both of my sisters into running the 10k that was taking place at the same time as the half! This way I would have someone to run the first 3ish miles with. Although that was great and all... it made the next, oh 10 a little lonely!
All in all, my goal was to finish, without walking a significant amount. I did not walk until mile 11 {for .25 mile- after feeling like I was going to puke for the previous 2 miles}. So I did finish. It took a whopping 2 hours and 37 minutes. A little longer than I had planned, but does that really matter? 

I am pretty proud of myself and my sisters for doing this race! I thought after doing it I would be done and not want to do one again... but I really want to do another one!

Oh and thanks to my friend Morgan who saved me at mile 11! I am pretty sure had she not been there, I would have been walking the last 2 miles! 
 So we'll see. I think next on the agenda will be the Tulsa Run in October which will feel like nothing at 9.3 miles!


  1. You're awesome! I would need someone to keep me going too!

  2. Hi! I'm stopping by from Kelly's Korner. My husband (who is a minister) and I are in the process of moving to a small town outside of Owasso. Looks like we might have a few things in common.

  3. Hi, I found your blog from Kelly's Korner! Congrats on the marathon! That's quite an accomplishment.

  4. Hello! Stopping by from Kelly's link-up! I'm in the Oklahoma City area and always looking for new Oklahoma friends! I'm excited to read more about y'all!

  5. Hi! Also visiting from KK. :)

    Just had to comment and give a virtual "hello" wave from Broken Arrow.