Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Saddleback Half-Marathon

Sorry to drag out my victory, but this thing has been sitting in my blog drafts for some time...

Three months of faithful training finally paid off on Memorial Day when I crossed the finish line of my first half-marathon. It was such a great feeling to be a finisher. Honestly, I never thought I would see the end, but thanks to Amy and Kelly, they made sure I did not give up.

A week before the race, my hip was really hurting after each practice run. I was really concerned that I would have to run the 13 miles in pain. The morning of the race, I had Troy give me a blessing that my joints and muscles would work properly for the race. And whattaya know? 13 miles and not a trace of pain!

The whole race experience was exhilarating. Thought I was going to die in the last 2 miles, but when you cross the finish line it is all forgotten. Thanks to all who encouraged me, pushed me, and coerced me. it was all worth it in the end!


Sebs Mom said...

Hey, I'm still so dang proud of us. I think we did great! Thanks for letting me enjoy that race so much!

Whitney Amelia said...

Cheers to you!! Thats such a wickedly tough achievement...but how strong do you feel now, Superwoman! I did 100 mile bike ride last year in 6 hours and it was the most pain I have been in, I wouldnt have been able to reach the finish line without my budds to cheer me on. Friends like that are priceless.