Here are some photos from the day.
Mile 1– Dang! I can’t believe it took nearly 40 minutes for our corral to start. SO many people. Guh. Should have peed. I can’t believe I’m actually doing this. I used to hate running.
Mile 2–Okay MJ (Michael Jackson) Let’s do this. Oh look Gatorade. Boom Boom. Okay sip slowly.
Mile 3– Toilets! I really need to use the restroom but the lines are too long. People are going to see my time. Must keep going.
Mile 4– Wow I can’t believe how many people are out here cheering everyone on. Oh hey old apartment. Don’t miss you.
Mile 5– I can’t believe I left my sunnies in the car. Guh! So is so bright. I bet the winner just crossed the line.
Mile 6– Hubs had to use the restroom so I decided to slow my pace and he would catch up.
What did that ladies sign say?? “Smile if you aren’t wearing underwear?”
Mile 7– Phone call from Hubs–“Where are you?” :I’m running. I’m near the liquor store.” “Oh okay.
Bye.” “Hey Hubs! Wow that restroom line was so long.” “Wow. I have a really strong bladder. No need to stop, it’s almost over.”
Mile 8– I have to stop running. Ouch! Why did I stop running!!! Okay running again. Lura you are an idiot. Why did you stop. Why. Why. When did I start having hip problems??
Mile 9– Haven’t I heard this song before?? Is this race over yet? Why did I sign up for this?
Mile 10– Honey isn’t bad. I’m almost finished! If I just walk/run the rest, it will all be okay.
My husband is so hot.
Mile 11.–Gatorade!!!! After taking a sip, I quickly realized it was BEER! Ew. I’m not sure why they used official Gatorade cups. I was a little disappointed. Thankfully it didn’t bother me and I kept going.
Mile 12–Why does it smell like puke?? I don’t want to puke. Wow. Who eats steak before running a marathon? They should have chewed properly. Idiots. Almost. There. Where is the finish line?!?!
12.1– I did it!!!!! Oh wait. I have another mile?!?!?!?!?
This is my favorite photo. I think I love it more than our wedding photos.
In it together until the end.
13.1 Finally! I can’t wait to sign up for next year. Where is my medal??
Overall the entire experience was amazing. I’m not ready for a full marathon yet but it’s definitely something I want to do. Just not now. I plan on running a few more half marathons before conquering the full.
Until then, I’ll happily cross Half Marathon off my Bucket List.