Proof is in the Pictures

I did it! On Saturday morning, bright and early, I ran my first half marathon!!!

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This is right after the starting line. I was trying to remind myself to take it slow and not waste all my energy upfront.

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Collin’s brother and his brother’s fiancee (Cory and Candy) ran in the 5k.

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So did my mom 🙂 She did a great job in her first run ever! 38 minutes!

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5k Finish. Candy was first in her age group of 168 ppl! She finished in 22:50.

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This is me at mile 10- the next time I saw my support group. I was feeling pretty good. Candy jumped in to run the next few miles with me.

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I’m heading towards the stadium with one mile to go. Candy dropped out and Collin’s mom joined me for support.

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The end of the race was at the 50 yard line of the Illinois football stadium. I’m almost there. As soon as I got on the field, they announced my name over the loudspeaker and my picture was on the jumbotron.

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That’s me in the corner 🙂

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The happy finishers! (I look like hell in this picture but after not sleeping the night before and then running 13.1 miles…. I think it’s pretty cool).

I’m really proud of myself and look forward to the Chicago FULL MARATHON in October…. I’m already nervous!

Here’s my official info:

Number of Finishers: 3,755
Number of Females: 2,083
Number of Males: 1,659
Average Time: 2:11:38

My time: 2:28

1512 out of 2095 girls

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4 Responses to Proof is in the Pictures

  1. Lauren says:

    WOW. WOW. WOW! Congrats!

  2. Amy says:

    Very proud of you. I know how much it meant and I’m so glad that you did it!

  3. Kristal says:

    Congrats!!! Way to go. 🙂

  4. julia says:

    I thought for sure you were running in the STL half next weekend! I’m so sorry I didn’t get to send you best wishes in time. But seriously, great job! Wasn’t it awesome? I’m very proud of you.

    And I just might be seeing you in Chicago this fall…it will be here before we know it!

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