Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I ran 13 miles and I am ALIVE to show you the PICS!

I did one of the hardest things of my life over the weekend (Besides given birth without an epidural, that is)... I ran a half marathon!! I hate to toot my own horn but I am pretty dang proud of myself. It was not so bad until the last mile and a half. The last leg of the race was a slight incline and I had walked for a minute to get an energy block and then I just had a hard time starting up again. But I did start running again, but I was so tired I didn't know how the heck I was going to run another mile and half. Thank goodness for my heaven sent friend, Sue, who is an awesome runner and finished the race before me and then turned around and came back and met me. She ran the last mile with me. She was so inspiring and helped me make it that last little bit. Here I am at the end of the race!
This picture is just seconds before crossing the finish line! I was TIRED! I ran in 2 hours and 28 minutes. That is slower than I was trying to shoot for, but I was still very proud of myself for finishing. I plan to do better next year. There is my cute friend Sue who helped me cross that finish line. I am so grateful for good friends who help me finish those tough races in life!
I reached the finish line and kinda fell into James' arms (yes...just like a romantic movie...except I was really sweaty and smelly) and then I just started crying. I was just so happy to be done and I was exhausted and overwhelmed with all my family there supporting me. My parents where there, my hubby and kids (Kylee and Baily actually ran the last little bit with me and across the finish line...I wish I had a pic of that!) My sister Tami and her hubby, and my sister Tara (she ran the race too! GO TARA!) It was a great experience! Something I would recommend to anyone!
This picture cracks me up because I can't tell what I was thinking...It is one of two things, "Why did I just do that??" or "Who will catch me when I fall."

9 comments:

Charlotte said...

I am impressed! You have some great friends (and in shape, too) to help you out like that. Good job!

Ruth said...

I am in total awe!! I could never do that. Sue is awesome!! You both amaze me.

Connie Robinson said...

I am so proud of you! You are an inpiration to me! That's so fun that all your family was there! Sometime we will have to enter a race together!

Kari said...

Okay. You made me cry. I love the feeling of accomplishment, and you're an inspiration! You and me next time. I wish I were your next door nieghbor. Whoever they are, they sure are lucky! I love you, Taush!

Erin Stones said...

Congratulations! I was proud of myself just for working out today, you deserve a parade or something for running a half marathon! I hate running- so I am not sure I will ever get myself to where you are! Props my friend, I am excited for your accomplishment!

Nate and Tami said...

You rock! I am so proud of you! That's my sisiter!!

Nicolas, Natalie, and Avery... said...

Way to go! I am SO impressed! What a neat thing to be able to say you did.

Anna and Justin said...

YOU GO GIRL! i'm hoping to work my way up to that some day. any tips on how to get started, leme know.
anna

The Harrington Family said...

Wow thats amazing!! This is Serenity by the way. Thanks for the comment you left on my blog (forever ago, sorry I'm slow). I DO remember you (and besides kari talks about you all the time :)) Your family is just beautiful!!!I love your baby's little cheeks! Congrats again on running, that is so incredible!!