Monday, October 18, 2010

Des Moines Half Marathon recap

I ran the half marathon yesterday morning. I worked really hard for it and I'm really proud of the outcome.

I was shooting for a 2:10 time and I crossed the finish line in 2:12! It was a really good run and the weather was perfect. The only problem came around mile 11 or so when my hamstring started to act up. I stopped to stretch it, which was a mistake because when I stood up, it seized up on me.

It was a really good day and although I'm a little sore today, it was all worth it.

8 comments:

Cindy said...

You were awesome yesterday! Can you believe it: YOU RAN THE WHOLE WAY! yeaaaaaa! You did it! You are fabulous.

Average Jane said...

Congratulations! I'm so very impressed at the mere idea of running a marathon.

By the way, one of my local Twitter buddies is moving to Des Moines, so if you get a chance, please say hi to @taracuda.

Caron said...

Thanks, Cindy. I couldn't and wouldn't want to do it without you there! You were fantastic!

Will do, Average Jane. Thanks for the heads up.

Kent said...

Congrats! I kept looking back to see where Caron in the QCI shirt was. I was hoping to see you cross the finish near me. You had a fantastic day and should be very proud of your achievement and running.

Kent - 2:10 pacer

Rambling Woods said...

CONGRATS...I am so sorry that I am late....hugs...Michelle

Caron said...

Kent, you were a great pacer and I would sign up again. It was really helpful and I was only just behind you most of the way.

Michelle, you're so sweet!

allthingsjuice said...

Rock on sister! What a great time! Glad it was a good experience for you.

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's awesome! i'm completely impressed! running is not my favorite thing to do, but i'm running an 8k (not as cool as a half!) for the first time in a couple weeks. congrats, that so great!