Monday, March 3, 2014

I Did It!

Happy Monday, kids! I wish you this from a bed I'm not moving from at all today except to get a grilled cheese sandwich later.  Hate if you will, but I deserve all kinds of lazy and cheesy things today, because I ran a stinkin' half marathon yesterday. 
That's meeee!

I know, I know, I'm  sure you're already aware since I assaulted all forms of social media with this event yesterday, but whatever, it wasn't easy, so I get to brag. 

 While I was training, my game plan was to try to finish this bad boy in two hours, and I did it in two hours and eight minutes.  Don't worry, I'm not mad at all at those extra eight minutes.  There were definite points during the race that I didn't think I was going to be able to make it, so I would have been happy finishing in three hours (that's a lie).  Annnnnnd, I placed 11th out of 42 in my age group. 

I couldn't be happier with the way it went yesterday.  It was simultaneously the best and worst thing I've ever done.  The best, because it's a pretty cool feeling being able to do something not everybody can do.  The worst, because well my feet hurt and it was cold when we started and I had to wake at 4:30 in the f-in' morning. 
Well earned beer.
That little angel up there not only woke up at that ungodly hour with me to come out there and cheer me on (and to make sure I didn't back out) but she decided last minute to bust out the 5k they had going on that morning too. 

The rest of my favorites were waiting at the finish line for me too.  To say I was happy to see them is an understatement.  And I'm not sure if it was because I was excited to see them just to see them or because seeing them meant I was finished.  Actually, I know it was because I was finished.  Don't tell them that.  You know what, I'm sure they know that. 

I assumed that I would finish and NEVER want to do this again, and right after I finished yesterday that is exactly how I felt.  Fellow racers kept approaching me asking how my first race went and giving me pointers for my next race and I would laugh and tell them this was my first and last one, and they would laugh right back and tell me I would be back.  And I think they're right.  And by 'think' I mean I've already been scouring the internet for the next race I want to do.  I still refuse to believe that a person can actually run a full marathon though.  Refuse. 

The rest of you enjoy your Monday, I will be spending mine eating every last calorie I burnt yesterday, and then some.


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