Monday, May 13, 2013

First Half Marathon

I guess I am officially one of those people who has run a half marathon. I didn’t die, no projectile vomit, and no severe injuries. I would say it was a big win all the way around!

With some hip pain through the race and trying to figure out why my feet go numb at about mile 5ish I finished in a little over 2 hours and 40 minutes. Not too shabby for somebody who is trying to figure out what this running this is all about. I ran the first almost 6 miles by myself and felt really good until the hill of death (Whisky Hill). My feet always do numb with hills and I cannot figure out why…I am missing something. My friends found me at a water stop while I was trying to adjust my socks and shoes and I finished the second half of the race with them which was AWESOME. I underestimated the mental battle you face with your cramping muscles and the “are we there yet feeling”.

I must do this race again next year! The shirt, hat, swiftwick socks, and great time at the Jack Daniels Distillery is a must do.
(Can you tell it is early in the morning?)
Happy Running :)
Hope everybody has a good Monday and is able to stay positive this week. Live this week on the up and up with a healthy and happy heart. Life is short and the people around us are more important that we really understand. Live, Laugh, and Love all you can.


  1. So glad we were there to finish with you! Can't wait to run another race with you!

  2. CONGRATS!!!! What a fantastic 1st half marathon -- I just read Suz's recap & learned about your blog -- hellurrrr, AWESOME!!! Miss you guys & hope to run this one year, too! :)

    1. Miss you as well! Hope Washington is treating you well :)