This Is It!!

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Today was the last day of the Big Event.   I’ll be honest as Dawn as my witness, once I signed up I wondered if If could do it.   I went into this with a goal of just finishing all three races.   I went into this not really knowing if I could do it. I wasn’t even sure if I was going to run it a few days ago.   As you know though, I didn’t take this weekend lightly.   I trained and busted my butt.   I can say that now because not only is it over, but I am really happy with the way it ended.

If you read yesterdays post, you know that yesterday was also a good day.

For a recap

5K – used it as a warm-up

Time: 29:39

Wanted to finish under 30

Age Division (45-49) – placed 41 out of 99

Gender 390 out of 959

Overall 793 out of 1595

Pace: 9:31

10K – Target Race

Time: 57:19

Wanted to finish under 60 minutes

Age Division – 29 out of 64

Gender 265 out of 1016

Overall 605 out of 1635

Pace: 9:13

Half Marathon – Crap Shoot

Time: 2:06:08

Division 50 out of 152

Gender 556 out of 1333

Overall 1206 out of 2311

Pace: 9:53

To say I am pleased is really an understatement.   You are talking about someone who NEVER would have ever thought of herself as a runner.   Someone who still remembers the “fat kid” she was as a young child.   I’m still shocked at myself.   I honestly was worried that I would not be able to do the half after running the previous day.   But not only did I finish, I ended up with a personal record.   I didn’t get here alone though.

So I would like to give a shout out to the people who made this possible

Yes, I know I didn’t win, but for me this is a big win.

(Hey I will never win an Academy Award, so I’ll take my moment:)

Dawn (Yup, you made the blog again) – Thank you for being my biggest cheerleader and being the one to encourage me to sign up for this in the first place.   Without you there pushing me (you know it’s your specialty -getting people to sign up for things).   Plus, you’ve been so helpful with sharing your knowledge, words of encouragement, and a fun running buddy too.

My Running Group –  You know who you are!   You guys kept me on track and honest with my training.

Cue the music….

Ok, this was a BIG, BIG, BIG event.   So Big that they call it a festival.

Expect more posts about it because there is so much more to tell.

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