First Half Recap

May 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve shown my face…or words as the case may be save for updating my training page. Let’s just say that since my last post (April 8th), some things have occurred. I have…

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Eaten exactly three breakfasts that were not smoothies. The two pictured above and my pre-race meal which is still to come.

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Used xanthan gum in a smoothie. (Thickness for real.) I’m not really sure how I feel about it.

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Made Averie’s peanut butter cookie dough balls with extra protein. These will get their own post soon. They are TDF.

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Purchased my second magic bullet after my first one bit the dust almost five years after I got it. I’m loving this spritely new motor!

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Got new running shoes that I’m in love with! (Brooks Ghost 2)

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They took some getting used to…

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Sick. They’re so light and speedy though, that they’re worth any pain they inflicted.

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Made about 298,339,398 Chocolate Cherry Bomb Shakes (kristensraw.com).

AND ran my first half marathon! I couldn’t have been more excited to run. I knew I was very prepared and couldn’t wait to get out there. Here’s all my gear:

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Road ID, iPod, Sport Beans, Garmin and splits written on a note paper which was stuffed in my shorts.

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Pre-race meal of toast, PB and banana. Of course with coffee.

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Happy runner at the start!

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Mile 3. I was SO excited to see the husbo standing on the median. I was waving for a few minutes before he saw me. I blew a kiss and I was off!

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Running away. Where’s Waldo?

I wound up running 2:06:59 (my chip time). Thanks girl in the green shorts for ruining my finish pic.

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Happy to see my mom at the finish (she’s down there in blue) and Husbo right behind!

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Did a tiny bit of post-race stretching. Not enough because today my legs are SORE! I have to roll around a bit on the foam roller. Not even an ice bath could save those half-marathoning legs!

All in all, I’m thrilled I did it. As I was running, I couldn’t believe I was actually doing it. I was running a half marathon! I was a bit emotional in the beginning, reading people’s inspirational shirts, watching a man run in full Army combat gear in honor of US veterans. I was just so happy. The first six miles absolutely flew by. I definitely got slower by the end. It didn’t help that it was humid as anything and it reached about 75 – 80*.

The verdict? I can’t wait for my next half! I’m definitely doing one in October. Right now, I’ve got a 5K coming up in three weeks to get ready for. I’m going to be hitting the track hard! So stay tuned!

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  1. Congrats again!!!

  2. Xanthan gum is great, you can even bake some cake out of it. It is a great for some of use who have gluten allergy. ;”‘`”

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