Thursday, November 19

Half Marathon Recap

Sorry for leaving you hanging...Yes, I made it back from the half-marathon. Brenna and I finished, and had a wonderful weekend. Kelly came out from Park City to cheer us on, which made it even more fun!
There was shopping--lots of shopping. Along with the usual places my girls like, we had lots of fun shopping here.

The night before the race, Brenna and I enjoyed a pasta feed Inspiration Dinner with 4000 of our TNT team mates. The speakers were truly inspirational, and really made us feel like we were making a difference for people with leukemia.

Our alarm went off at 4:30 am Sunday morning (I didn't really need it because I woke up every hour all night long!), and we met our team and got into our corral at the starting line.

We heard the gun go off for the start at 7, but didn't actually cross the starting line until 20 minutes later. It was a beautiful morning, running past the waterfront. Kelly was there with signs cheering for us.
There were hundreds and hundreds of people lining the course and cheering us on. Even the ruuners cheered for each other. This is about 9 miles into the race and we're feeling great.
We finished in just under 3 hours (which I thought was pretty respectable until I found out that I got beat by two women in their 80's) and felt fantastic.

I was on Cloud-9 for a week after the race. It was inspiring, empowering, loving, and just plain fun. A huge THANK YOU to everyone for your support, donations, and encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you.

Yes, there has been talk about running a full marathon...


cockeyed said...

Congrats! Way to go!

Danger said...

Very Nice! I wish I could run a marathon, seems about 23 miles too much for me though.

Congrats to you both! Oh, and btw Brenna hasn't gone running since.

Brenna said...

danny is a liar, and full marathon... here we come!!!