Just a quick 13.1 miles......

I'm beat.

My feet and shins are on fire.

My back is sore.

It feels like there is a ball under my left arch, causing a slight limp that makes me look like I have fake leg or hip.

Because the BF thinks I'm superwoman, he insisted we do yard work for the four hours today after I was up at 5:50 a.m. today to run my first ever Half Marathon.

Snapped a picture from my point of view when I started the race


Remember when I ran my first 10K? Or when I signed up for the 10 miler a few weeks ago?

Well, today I completed my first 13.1 miles.

Holy hell, what was I thinking. All was going great for me until I passed over the 10 mile mark and came up on 11 through 13. (Note to self: I need to train with more inclines and hills later in my runs.)

My huge calves couldn't handle the burn and I needed to walk about 5 minutes until I could run again. Somewhere around this time, my Shuffle decided to die but thankfully I brought my iPhone along and could play some music until the end of my race.

I'm not going to lie - it was tough, but I'm ready to do it again next year or maybe even a 10 miler later this summer as well.

waiting in line for the bathroom


Smiling because I finished! (although you can't see that I'm covered in sweat or limping)

14 comments:

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

DUDE! Congrats on the race. Way to go! That's so exciting, I love the picture of you with the medal. But damn your man made you do yard work? Hmm, let's see how superman-y he is after that level of physical exertion. Time to deny sweet lovin' for a few days.

Lil' Woman said...

Congrats girl!! : )

PomJob said...

Way to go! And I'm so glad you're drinking chocolate milk - it's a great refuel beverage!

lauren said...

congrats! sounds like you've got the running bug. :)

allijag said...

Congrats!! You rock! I ran the full yesterday and I swear - 11 to 13 were the most miserable miles of the whole race - the shoreway is THE WORST!

4 HOURS OF YARDWORK after running 13.1??? I think you are superwoman! :)

Allison M. said...

I assure you all - I'm not super woman.

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Good for you -- congrats on one very HUGE personal achievement -- you should be very proud of yourself!

Christina K said...

Yay! You did it! I have a pic somewhere of all the ben gay bandage things I put on my calves and feet after my half-marathon. I remember I watched my Big Fat Greek Wedding afterward and was asleep by like 6 p.m. Yard work? You are Superwoman!

Fizzgig said...

that is simply amazing! great job!

Marie said...

Yay you!!! So proud of you! This is awesome. :)

Tell the bf he should give you a foot massage at the very LEAST.

The Modern Gal said...

Congrats! That's awesome. I hope you're getting some rest time this week at least.

Katelin said...

nicely done!! i've walked one but it is so not the same as running it, woo woo.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

woohoo i'm so proud of you!!!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

You're a superhero. Seriously.