Sunday morning Kim, Andrea and I ran the Dallas Rock and Roll Half Marathon. We had trained and planned on running the Dallas Half in December, but due to the ice it was cancelled. We decided that we should continue training and run the half together in March. After the December race was cancelled I took 3 weeks off training and continued in January. I felt prepared for the race, although the longest run in my training was 10 miles.
Sunday morning we were excited and nervous and ready to cross that FINISH line!
Here we are just minutes before the race started!
This was at mile 2-3 ish.....
Andrea is super fast and took off early on, Kim and I stayed together and had a nice time chatting for 2 hours! :)
My mom mentioned my mouth is open in all of our pics, yes, this is true bc Kim and I literally talked the entire 13.1 miles! :)
Nearly there, oh how we were so excited to see that finish line!
This was at mile 6-we ran the entire time!
So many people are asking "how was the race?"
It was really great, the weather was chilly and windy on some stretches, but I couldn't have asked for better weather conditions because we never got really hot or really cold. Mile 11-13 was pretty tough, my legs started hurting pretty bad and I thought the finish line didn't exist at one point. But, thankfully it did exist and I was so glad I finished the race! After the half I drank 4-5 bottles of water, ate a foot long sandwich and a large dp, took an hour long hot bath, took a 2 hour nap, for dinner I had a large Mexican feast including 4 fajitas and I still was not full. The amount of calories burned in the race kept me starving for 2 days! Monday I felt tired and draggy, but kept drinking lots of water. Today is Tuesday and I feel normal again! I am taking a week off all exercise and letting my body rest before I figure out what's next!
I am SO thankful for my family waiting for me at the finish line! Knowing they would be there at the end made it so much easier! I love that the kids said, "mommy you did so good!" Couldn't love them more!
By the end of the race the temps had dropped and it was so so so cold and windy, look at the poor children so bundled, they were freezing! Thankfully Jon brought them lots of blankets, they look pretty cozy in the stroller! :)
My number one fan!
Thankful for these supporting friends!
Tanna sent me this sweet note last week, such a sweet and super thoughtful friend!
I thought I would end this post with a pic of us laughing! We had fun even though it was SUPER tough! I will do another half marathon some day, but never FULL marathon....I don't think my body was created for such a thing. :)
This was interesting, my nike app was on the entire race and it calculated 15.8 miles and the half marathon was 13.1 miles.....crazy! I think a garmin watch is in my near future! :)