Monday, April 11, 2011

I did it.

I ran my half-marathon yesterday morning. I wanted to write a post about it yesterday but I was just too tired.

I ran 13.1 miles in 2 hours 35 minutes. It was my third half and sometimes I can't believe I run for over 2 hours. Without stopping. A couple years ago, I would never have believed that possible.

The temperature was in the 80s by the time I finished. I heard add 20 to the current temperature and that's more what it feels like when you are running. That sounds about right. It was hot.

My running partner wants me to run a marathon in the fall. I don't know about that. Before my race yesterday I thought, "I think I could do that." I would only do it once, just to say I did it. I'm not getting any younger so if I am ever going to do it, the time is now. Plus, I am a former PE teaacher, hoping to go back to teaching before too terribly long. How awesome would that be for my students to have a PE teacher that ran a marathon? During the run yesterday I was thinking, no way. How could I possibly? We would be training in the summer. Where I live, in the summer the low will be higher than the high yesterday. That means we would be running longer when it was hotter. I don't see how we will be able to do it. I know we will be more acclimated to the heat, but still.

I saw someone holding a sign yesterday that said, "If it were easy, everyone would do it."

Enough said.


  1. WOW!! I am not a runner but hoping to attempt a 10K in early June. I ran a lot last year to lose baby weight (and then some) but around the holidays, I got lazy. So, I am back at it...and my younger brother (by 9 years) threw out the challenge. "No problem" he says. My response is "holy crap"!

    Congrats on your race. You should feel very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work because I am now looking to you for inspiration!

    Jen L.

  2. @JenniferGood luck. You can do it! I haven't been much of an inspiration lately but I am ready to get back at it.