Half Marathon Recap

I’m spending the entire night catching up on blog reading versus homework.  I did all my homework on Friday night because I’m a lam0 and because I knew there was no way I’d be able to focus on school after my

Half Marathon!

To give you guys a little play-be-play, the race started at 8am.  I was having a nervous breakdown at 6:am.  I got no REM sleep the last two nights because I was so nervous…ha.

Why was I overly nervous?  I’m not too sure because I told myself I was treating it as a long run anyways. 

It was overly chilly today, more so then the previous two weeks.  I believe it was just above freezing and beautiful pouring rain and wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour when the run went off this morning.  The weather got a little bit better during the race-either that or I got extremely warm. 

Omgeez! Just what I want to see at 6:00 race day. Beautiful weather.


I am deathly afraid of two things in races: one that I will get hypothermia (once you get it once-you are forever afraid) and two that I become dehydrated and become more crazy.    So that is why I was layered with seriously four layers of things.  I had my leggings, my underarmour long sleeve, my favorite nike jacket, and my burton hat and gloves.

I wanted to clarify from yesterday-the leggings were just for lounging in the car, I do not wear leggings and spandex.  That screams some sort of painful chaffing while running

Baby Newton love<3


Why yes, I wear my spandex that high.


I had to delayer my hat around mile 4 and I was almost afraid I had lost it, but none of my 1000 racing BFFS took it so I was able to drive by and snatch it on the way out.  It was a scary feeling-the Quiznos people would never recognize me without my hat.

I never once felt tired in my race and felt like I had a few more miles in me which is exactly what I wanted.  I wanted to treat this as a long run and be able to really be ready for my half marathon in Rochester May 1st.  My final time was 1:41.57 which put me at 99/1000 people.  Like I said-I’m fully proud of this time and ran probably at 75% max effort-this was all about testing out the water and my heels.

I think the greatest accomplishment for me was not having to use the restroom for two solid hours.  When you drink over 2 gallons of water everyday-that is really a big deal. 

I even got a massage afterwards.  It was seriously amazing.  And once the website puts up my photos, I may be inclined to post some-I mean I know I probably looked pretty attractive and it’s what makes the boys holla- the sweaty, grimey beautiful expressions that I make.

A big thank you to all of you for supporting me.  You are all invited to my house for a pancake party celebration.  If someone brings pam we can make waffles too but apparently because apparently I’m out ha. 

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Here are some photos because they are more fun.

Sara runs in Vibrams. I nicknamed hers the pink V's
She was also able to braid and tame my hair.
I was aiming to be the front runner obviously. I don't know why I find it attractive to stick out my pelvis like that ha.
half marathon finishers


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Question for you:

Tell me about your weekend.