Saturday, May 23, 2009

phew, i'm done!

(i'm not sure how or why i am smiling, 
because i think this is around mile 9)

Well, I finally did it. I finished my first half marathon, 13 miles. I've been wanting to do one of these for years, and have found a lot of excuses until this year. I'm so happy I did it and can finally join the 'people who have done a half marathon club.'   (not sure I'll ever join the 'i did a marathon club.')Today was the most perfect day of the year so far.  The sun was out, and best of all NO WIND!  
The good news is that I never thought I was actually going to die while running. I thought, this is terrible and what is the point of me doing this?, but overall it was pretty great. Derek and the kids came out to cheer me along the way, by far the best fans I could ask for, and my mom was at the finish line too. Thanks guys! And thanks to Derek for politely forcing me out the door some days to go run and being a good dad to be home with the kids while I leave for hours to go running every Saturday.

When I got back from New York James said, 'done running mom?'  He thinks I'm a pretty hard core trainer.  And I guess things won't change yet because Derek and I signed up a half marathon in August.  Note we signed up for it before I ran this one, I'm so tired...

21 comments:

Tyler and Kristin Smith said...

LINDSAY!
You are officially my running role model now. That's so amazing. I've been wanting to join the club, but I'm too afraid. Maybe now I won't be?! That's honestly such an accomplishment. All the hard work paid off! Way to go.

Just Rhonda said...

Reg wants to know HOW FAST?? :) Congrats girl!

Christy and Brett Bevans said...

Way to go!!!!

Looks like it was a great day for running!

Now you are all trained up get all the races in you can!

Susie said...

Awesome, way to go! I would still kill you in a NY walkathon. Why is it that all you marathoners seem to get addicted to running more and more. Like 1 half isn't enough. I say keep "training" but sneak away somewhere fun (to visit me) James won't mind.

whitney said...

Wahoooo! It's about time you did a half marathon you runner you! So cool that you and Derek are doing one together! What was your time? Not that I know what a good or bad time is. I more just want to say to myself, yep there is not way I could even run for that long!

Oler Family said...

Wow! Good job! That must feel so good! You look great too by the way!!

Anonymous said...

Wohoo, way to go. You look good out there running, and I love how smiling hides however tired you may be.
Brooke

Tisha said...

Wow, really, just wow!

Ashley said...

yay linds! you are amazing. let's hang out this week k-

Christal said...

you are so cute even when your running! Way to go!!that is so awesome!!

KellyLady said...

That is awesome! Congrats on being able to do that! I've been thinking about doing one when I'm back in shape and don't have a new born....we'll see!

Melissa said...

YAY!!!!! Doesn't it feel so good to run that far and now be all done??? Well until Aug. There's nothing like a 2 hour run on Saturday....have fun training for the next one. It will be WAY easier.

cindy said...

Way to go Lindsay! I wish I would have been in town to watch the race yesterday, was there a good turn out of people running in it?

The Lowry's said...

WOW, double WOW, you are my idol. I have wanted to run a half marathon for a while now, but don't see it happening anytime soon. Someday. Way to go. Such an accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself.

Anonymous said...

ummmm....HELLO???? who's the skinny??? great job, lady!! I am so proud of you- see- look what you can do without the YMCA. who needs it :)
miss ya!

Ashley Dawn said...

WOW!! Congrats! Your body is just WAY too good for being a mom....and I'm so proud of you for doing that. I just need to follow your example!

Roe Family said...

you go girl!!!

McCandless Co. said...

CONGRATS! You are my inspiration, I am itching for a run (at this point I'll be happy to do a mile or two). That is a great accomplishment, I hope to join the 1/2 marathon club someday too.

Karen said...

I love halfs! They are by far my favorite race. Long enough to feel totally accomplished, not long enough to kill ya!!! Congrats Linndsay! where is your half in August??

Jacklyn said...

Ok I think that the first pic has to have been posed. NOBODY looks that cute while they run to Magrath. hahah can't wait till the best GNO EVER!!!!! You thought climbing into a grocery cart was crazy...YOU JUST WAIT

Shelley said...

Good for you! And such a cute runner you are. I'm just hoping to do the 5k July 1st weekend!
And I love that the grandkids are now on the measuring wall at grandma's along with "everyone" else! I was at your mom's a few months ago and was so happy it's still there!