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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

13.1

So I accomplished a goal. I finished a half marathon! And the Austin Half Marathon at that! Oh my science was it hard! Now, I know its recommended that you check out the race route before you actually run it...but that's slightly difficult for me since the route was in downtown Austin. I live in Pville. It's kind of a trek down there. I thought I would be prepared. Doing a couple of 10 milers should have done it. But no. This course was wicked. I mean really? Who decided that the HUGE ASS HILL where Enfield becomes 15th street should be at the very end of the race?! Who's bright idea was that?

On top of that, of all days, my shoe didn't want to cooperate with my foot, so 2 blisters started forming between mile 8 and 9....which meant that more walking was happening for me that what I had originally planned for. Which in turn slowed me down. So I finished the Half in 3hrs 7 minutes. Not bad I guess for my first half marathon but I'll admit that I was slightly disappointed. BUT! I did finish and for my first half, that is the most important thing. I got a finishers metal and a finishers shirt. So that made me happy as a clam.

After the race, my body started to revolt. My knees were aching, my ankles were sooo tight! Felt like someone had hit me with a baseball bat. So off to bed I went with lots of meds (including sinus headache meds...effing cold front and the cedar pollen it blew in). So now I'm waddling like a little penguin. But whatever. Don't laugh. So that's all I got. How I was able to accomplish a long awaited goal that I was to chicken to do before. Lovey got some good pictures, so I'll post some of those as soon as he finishes doing the editing thing to them.

Possible changes to come along into this Crown Princess' Life.....what will they be? Depends on how the next few weeks goes. I've tried to make a promise to myself to let everyone in on the secret. AND NO! It's nothing having to do with being preggers or moving or anything insane like that. So quit with that kinda non sense. =)

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8 comments:

Kelly said...

You rock!!! Congrats! I'm waddling too.

Linda said...

i think i know the secret...

and that half marathon? have i told you i'm in awe of you?

Emily said...

Congrats! I've missed your blog - welcome back!

el_twirpo said...

a secret??!? intriguing... congrats on the half marathon! my sister did her first half back in november, and i really honestly don't know how y'all do it.

rena said...

congrat!

♥ jmo said...

My boss keeps calling me into her office and I'm like uhhh, excuse me, but you want me to STAND and WALK? I think not.

Vic said...

CONGRATS on finishing! Don't be disappointed at all. It's a huge accomplishment not only to finish, but to push through those tough parts (like those painful blisters-eeek) and not give up. You are a rock star!

*secrets, secrets are no fun*... tell me!!!!!!

~*TheNewMrs.Perez*~ said...

I missed your blog! I'm glad you're back. I can't wait to find out your little secret. :)