Thursday, February 28, 2013

I did it!

Hi everyone!!  I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get back here.  It was an eventful weekend!!

Getting my bib was so cool.  I felt like a real runner!  I mean I am, but getting that big made it feel awesome!!

I survived the half marathon and actually enjoyed it!  Well, most of it...miles 10 and 11 were brutal.  I was tired, that stretch of road was quiet with not a lot of support and it seemed to stretch on and on.  Oh, and did I mention the 3, yep, 3 exit ramp/overpasses we had to run?  Yep.

before the race
This is me before the race with all of my gear on and not sweating yet...it gets worse.  ;)
That said, it was such a great experience and even though beforehand I said I'd probably never run another half because the training takes so long, I've already signed up to have RunDisney email me when the 2014 race registration opens.  Here's a few pics I took and others took for me.

Running through the tolls I've so often driven through was neat!  And to see it lit up because it was still dark was cool too!
There's me around mile 8.  I was feeling good still.  See how crowded it was--yeah, pretty much the whole time like this.

Chris and my family were so awesome getting up early and always cheering me on.  I saw them about 4 times on the run although I totally missed my sister and bro-in-law twice.  I can tell you this--knowing they were at and seeing them at mile 12 are what kept me going at the end of the race.  Thanks to them most especially!

About to finish--feeling dead but wanting to finish strong.  See how most everybody's head is down.  That was a LONG 13.1 miles!

This awful picture cracked me up because first off-I see where Oren get's his horrible running faces from.  And second me and this girl are wearing the same shoes.  Funny.
 And I gotta say--that medal felt good around my neck!

So I'm now considering doing the 10-miler in October at Disney but haven't decided yet.  It was a great experience and I still kinda can't believe I did it!

But onto some quick sewing news...I turned my machine back on!  I've lost my sewjo between the race preps and stuff going on around here, but bee blocks don't wait, so on the last day of the month I whipped up these for Michonne and our Rad circle of do. Good stitches.

dGs February

I used some of my precious Mendocino scraps in the block on the right which didn't photograph overly well.  I even managed to get all of the fish swimming the same way!  I challenged Meesh to use a black background this time and she went for it!  I can't wait to see this quilt because it's going to be stunning. 

I'm hoping to get some sewing in tomorrow but my baby turns 7 on Saturday and we have a fun-packed day of bowling planned, so I'll wait and see.  Next week for sure.  Thanks for sticking around and encouraging y'all!  Here's to a great weekend if I don't see you before next week.  :) 

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing the race! Love the bee blocks, I hope your sewjo is on its way back to you!

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  2. You rock!! So proud of you!! :)

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  3. Congrats on a great achievement!

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  4. Congrats on the 1/2. SO impressed! ;-)

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  5. Wow! Congratulations! And you looked so cute to boot!

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  6. Way to go! My DD and her BF are training for a half in May, her 2nd and his first. Such an accomplishment and it looks like the costumes were fun too.

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  7. Congrats, that is an awesome achievement. Well done.

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  8. Well done! What an achievement. I cannot imagine running that far. I've never been able to run distance.

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