Sunday, December 13, 2009

check

Well I can finally check off that I have completed a half marathon. 13.1 miles done. And it couldn't feel better!

The entire race/run was amazing. It blew me away at the number of volunteers and police officers and spectators that were out there cheering for the runners. Pretty much the entire race there were people holding signs and cheering on strangers.

Mile 12 was a bit tough because I was pretty tired but somehow pushed through it. My chip time was 2 hours 24 minutes and 47 seconds. Just under an 11 minute mile. I was really just hoping for under 2:30, so I was happy with that. But would really like to be closer to a 10 minute mile since I know I can do that!

Thank you for all the encouragement and support during this training. I couldn't have done it without it!!! And to my sweet husband for coming home early, going into work late, and helping with the girls to make my training my possible. I couldn't have done this without you baby! Love you!

And yes I'm hooked - thinking my next race will be the Dallas Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon - March 14th. No desire yet to run a full marathon... but not ruled out either! :)

7 comments:

Tiffany said...

Yay - Good for you!

Erin said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! So proud of you!

Barbara said...

Just like the Little Engine who said "I think I can, I think I can I think I can!" You did it babe! Congrats on the big acievement.
xox Aunt Barb

Michelle said...

Yeah! Way to go!

Sherry said...

Awesome Lisa!!! Rock n Roll here we come - I can't wait. I am going to run this week even if my foot says otherwise.. I need to get back out there!!!

Lindsay said...

So proud of you Lisa, that is really awesome! I can't wait to start running! And great time, you met your goal and checked something off your list! Yay!! Thanks again for the fun playdate the other day!!

Melissa said...

Thats a great time :) definetely do the rock n roll..... i probably wont run it!! but i will be there to cheer u and sherry on!!!