Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Spirit of Survival half marathon

We were all smiles at the beginning of the race and decked out in our cute costumes. The weather was stunning! While it was chilly at the start, it was not unbearable. I even caught some sunrise photos!

The race had a super hero theme and we ran in tutus, pink capes with silver lightening bolts and lightening bolts on our shoes. 

We chatted and ran and tried to do the negative splits. Unfortunately, we started out too fast and didn't actually complete negative splits. One mile was 11:20 after the halfway point. I had so much energy and turned into a chatterbox. Brittany was quite the trooper. At mile 11 she was done running and told me to get to the finish line. 

I took off running and stopped twice for water and Swedish fish. At the finish line, I saw a group of 4 runners and I decided it was time to kick it into high gear. I started sprinting towards the finish and I heard one of the guys yell out, "hey, slow down!" I wasn't slowing down and crossed the finish line at 2:48. First half is under 3 hours! Now it's time to beat that record. I've been resting this week but plan to get bak out there on Saturday. The next half is November 23 I Tulsa. Route 66 half marathon, I'm eyeing the prize!

I demolished a massive burger for lunch after the race. 
And bonus, it was free because they forgot my hatred of jalapeƱos. Score!


  1. Congrats on your half! That's quite an accomplishment! I'm training for my first half next year. Any tips or advice?

  2. Congratulations!! What an awesome feeling to cross the finish line. :)


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