Monday, April 28, 2008

I ran 13.1 miles!

Country Music Marathon 4/26/2008
I was awake since about 3am, but I guess Laura slept even less. We had some toast and got in the van about 5:15 am and had to go about 7 miles to the LP field in Nashville. That was the where the finish line was and the last bus was leaving to the start line at 6am for the 7am start. We sat in traffic for over an hour. We were totally freaking out. We finally get to the field thinking we have missed the race, and luckily there is still a bus to take us to the starting line. They dropped us off where there were no people and we were starting to think we were going to race by ourselves, but then we saw the masses of people. Our corral hadn't even started yet, so we technically weren't even late. It was a fun race, the hardest and longest run I have done so far, but I am pretty pleased with how we did. I finished with a time of 2:10 which is just barely under 10 minute miles, so I was pretty happy. There was about 30,000 people running, so it created a lot of energy, but also it was hard to run in some places with so many people, but we got to see a lot of downtown Nashville and overall it felt great (though my legs were jello for the rest of the day). Thats all I can write now, but if you want a better more detailed version, check this out.

Here is the fam at TGIFridays before we drove home (two potty breaks, one stop at Wendy's with a change of pants, and one baby with a fever later)

14 comments:

Heather said...

You look great! Congrats on finishing a half marathon--that's quite the accomplishment! You're out-racing me now...I'm still in the single-digit mileage range:-)

Laura said...

Wow! What amazing runners. =) Now I feel like my post was a whole NOVEL!

Megan said...

Congratulations girl!!! I'm proud of you both.

Julie said...

Can you move home and train me to run like that?

jenny said...

you two are pretty much my heros. considering i can't even run one mile! seriously, congrats. that is really cool that you did that.

Jacki said...

I am just so impressed with you and Laura! So impressed!!!

Linny said...

wow, thats pretty amazing, i know i could never do that, but i'm not sure if i'd really want to either..

Mark & Aup said...

Wendy that is awesome!! Congratulations like everyone else has said I am also way impressed. You also look wonderful by the way, and have that nice runner's figure. :)

zeeny said...

Good job...I'm jealous...that's all!!

rybern said...

Great job! Keep telling me how great it was and I'll consider running one... maybe.

Carmen said...

Congrats Wendy! Boy am I embarassed...I just posted a blog about my recent 12k that I did, but I had to WALK the whole way!! Maybe next year I will be just like you. :)

Jan said...

Good Job! Keep it up. I would maybe try to run with you next week, but we are flying out early in the morning. Have fun.

Tarando said...

Good job Wendy! You deserve that medal!

Carlos El Guapo said...

Hi Wendy, looking great! I am glad to reconnect with you! Great job on the run, I'm jealous!!