Half Marathon: Complete

Me, my dad, and Shortie2
Well the race today was great and I loved every minute of it! Some minor and un-life-changing revelations from today:
  1. I definitely can't wait to do a full marathon this year.
  2. I do not like Gu.
  3. People yelling your name really does pick you up.
  4. High fives from smiling strangers also really pick you up.
  5. I need to find my real 5k and 10k paces. If I can do 9:20 for an entire half marathon, then that should not also be my 5 and 10k pace.
  6. My post-race hair leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT.
  7. I do not have the 6-pack abs that I always imagined I would have if I could run a half marathon. I vow to have said abs by the time I get to a marathon (ha!)
  8. I am buying some recovery socks. Preferably with monkeys on them.
  9. Holding Shortie2's tinly little butt over the porta-potty hole reminded me of that one scene in Slumdog Millionaire. Thank God I didn't drop him...
  10. Even a regular old "finisher's" medal makes you feel like a winner.

I've managed to keep going all day, but now my soft, comfy bed is calling. Full race report coming soon!


  1. Yay! Congratulations! Can't wait to read the race report. Good luck on getting those 6 pack abs. I've given up that dream. :)

  2. Congrats! Let me know how you get those six pack abs because I want them too despite three marathons!

    I'm with you on #2...I can't stand gu!!

  3. You look so happy! Yay!

    Had you experimented with GU's prior to the race?

    I'm always pining for 6-pack abs...let me know if you figure a way to attain them.


  4. Congrats!

    If you find recovery socks with monkeys, let me know.

  5. ZOMG, sister! Shortie2 is Superman?!1?

    Why didn't you tell us!

    Bet HE has 6-pack abs!

    Congrats on the half-marrry at such a killer pace!

  6. CONTRATS!!! You look so cute in your post-race getup. Can't wait to read the full report. :o)

  7. Great job! Which full marathon do you think you'll do? You've got the bug! I don't like Gu either.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...

  8. Great job! Can't wait to read the report!