I can't believe I just did that! Today was amazing.
Sam came to pick me up at 5:30AM and we headed up to the race. We got there and slipped into our tutu's.
This is post race, but how cute are we??!
We looked around the race site for a while, used the bathrooms before they got too gross and then met with Kim, Susan, and the other awesome ladies. The race started promptly at 7AM. We lined up at the start and I was so nervous. I stuck pretty close to the 2:30 pacer for the first 9 miles, but rounding a corner on mile 9 I torqued my knee somehow and that slowed me down quite a bit. I struggled pretty hard miles 10-13, but I crossed that finish line at 2:35! When I rounded the last corner and saw the crowd I got super choked up and I almost burst into tears. I managed to make it out to my mom, Matt and the Littles before I cried.
I am so glad to have such a great support team!! Sam, Matt, my Mom, they all had such a big part in this accomplishment. I couldn't have done it without them.
I love this man.
It started to sprinkle as I crossed the finish line and it drizzled for the last 30 minutes we were on site, but that didn't stop us from taking pictures and purchasing some sweet duds.
The FAB tutu girls.
My Birthday Tervis from my mama, my car sticker from Kim, my amazing sparkly shirt and my GIANT finishers medal.
Also, my screen printed shorts that I may or may not be wearing right meow.
Post run mom and I headed to Trops and indulged in a Trops Tervis of amaretto sour. Oh man, it was fantastic. We also went by Lucky's Market and I was in organic heaven. I will definitely be making weekly trips to Columbia. Now I am flying solo and icing my bum knee. I am so exhausted, but I am still pumped from this morning. What a great experience!! I can't wait to run my next Go Girl Half!
I will leave you with these gems.
21 Thoughts during my first Half Marathon:
1. The first mile is the hardest.
2. Why did I choose this?
3. Only 12 miles left.
4. Why are they handing me Gu that is harder to open than a bank safe?
5. I am really uncomfortable with this littering.
6. Keep breathing.
7. Only 9 more miles.
8. I can't believe I paid for this.
9. Did I just hear someone holler my name?
10. I wonder if Matt and the Littles made it up here okay.
11. How many more miles??
12. 8 more miles.
13. 7 More miles.
14. You've got to be kidding me, I still have 6 miles.
15. These bicycles are going to run me over.
16. 5 miles left.
18. Seriously, so much littering.
19. 2, for the love of God, 2 left
20. The last mile is the hardest.
and my very favorite thought that popped into my head from the whole 13.1
All My Love,
Bad Mother Runner Meg