Sunday, September 20, 2009

I did it - a PB!!!

I did it!!!!!
A half marathon!!!!!!
2:19:21.6



My runners!

Left foot: Over 80 lbs gone!

Right foot: Only 21km to go!


Moments before lining up at the start line.


It was amazing. It was the Army Run - so, lots of soldiers, and brave, injured soldiers started the pack. Read THIS amazing story about a double amputee running this race!


I felt strong the entire race. I kept with my plan and never "lost it emotionally".


This wonderful cheering squad met me at 7km, 17km and at the finish line. Each time giving my encouragement and strength. My heart swelled with their yells of, "GO MOMMY GO!"


I finished very strong and felt great!

I had realistically figured I COULD finish in the 2:30s. I had privately hoped to finish in the 2:20s...and was ecstatic to clock 2:19:21.6!!! A Personal Best, you know, since it was the first time I ever ran a half!

We headed off to Chapters - the kids played with Thomas the Train and read books, and I enjoyed a nice coffee, and admired my dog-tag medal!!!!

(Believe it or not, yes, I was able to get up! AND, after running the half, I took the three kids to the local pool for some fun. We then went out for dinner...it was an amazing day!)

7 comments:

3XMom said...

wow! So awesome! You are such an inspiration - you go girl!

Kat said...

Okay. You have me crying. I'm serious. I am so proud of you! You are such an inspiration!!!!!!

Makes me want to run one too. :)

forgetfulone said...

Sounds like it gave you even more energy! You're pretty awesome!

Amy W said...

Congrats! I am hoping for 2:45 for mine in November, you have inspired me!!

Pregnantly Plump said...

Congrats! What a wonderful time!

Lainey-Paney said...

YOU ARE AMAZING!

Congratulations!!!!

Barrie said...

Laura, what an amazing accomplishment!