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Sunday, September 27, 2009

I did it!! I ran a half marathon!

HOORAY!!! I ran my very first race ever today!!! I was so excited to be back in Toronto running with over 16,000 people! It was unbelievable....an experience I'll never forget :)

I just wanted to say thank you to my husband and little girl for being so very patient and supportive when mommy had to run or was tired from running LOL!!! Without your support I would not have been able to train and compete in this awesome event!

For those of you who don't know me very well I had hurt my knee quite badly back in November and spent several months recovering, so this race was such a huge accomplishment to me~there were times I didn't think I would be able to run this race. Thanks for letting me share this with you, WHAT A GREAT DAY!!!!! Here are some pics for you to see:

This is us at about 7am (UP AT 5!!!!) waiting in our corral, we were purple. We were closer to the back and I still couldn't believe how many people there were.....I was so overwhelmed by it all~butterflies like crazy in my stomach!


The marathon started at 7:30 but because we were in a later corral we didn't actually start until 9 minutes after the starting gun....but I was checking my watch getting nervous for the race to begin, music was blaring and people were warming up. They were jumping up and down, doing some weird stride things....I just took everything in, being the newbie LOL!!


I tried really hard to get a good picture of just how many people were in front of me (don't forget how many were behind us too) but it just didn't work out. This was the best shot I could get, the sun hadn't risen yet and I had a hard time focusing. I think you can kind of make out the heads of all the runners.....it just went on and on......
OK, this pic isn't pretty but this one is for posterity~I DID IT!! I just asked some random lady who was a fellow runner just to snap a quick picture and she was nice enough to take one :) so be kind!!! LOL!!!

It's a little after 9:30pm now and I'm very tired and fighting a very yucky cold, I'm off to bed to get some rest and get ready for the long drive home! Talk to you all soon!!!


7 comments:

Tia Yvette said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Magoo!!! What a huge accomplishment to run your very first race and to do this after an injury is AMAZING!! Lots of hard work, sweat and dedication but well worth it and I'm sure your family is so very proud of you. You are such an inspiration to us all...Thanks for sharing your special moment with us...GREAT JOB!!! =)

BTW...you look beautiful before & after the race...CONGRATS!

~~Lorrie~~ said...

KUDOS KID! Great job on your marathon. We're all very proud of you! I went to the gym and tried 20 minutes on the eliptical.... I'm suffering shin splints now! lol So... believe me.. you rock in my eyes! So glad you did this!

Hey.. I want your button!!!

~BridgetL~ said...

High Five for doing a 1/2 marathon. I find it very inspiring to hear about all of you doing these races. I wish I could do this someday. You Rock!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

OH I missed these posts!! Good seeing you!!

Grandma Suzie said...

WOW you are unbeliveable!!!

You keep amazing me honey.

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

katschriber said...

i loved to run when i was younger. broke the record for the 50 yd dash in 9th grade. well, that was back in 1966. now i have a hard time walking to the chicken coop! lol
i downloaded your gypsy button. i don't have a blog, but have it as my sig on the mb.

thank you and what a wonderful place to visit.
kat

Robyn said...

Way to go YOU!!!!! How fabulous! What an accomplishment!!