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I ran a half marathon! (Read 179 times)

    Thirty seconds after finishing I wanted to do another.

     

    At one point, I was handed a fun-size Snickers at an aid station.  I was running along at a good (for me) pace, eating chocolate, thinking, "This is neat."

     

    Also, I've lost 80 pounds since I started running.  I'm feeling pretty awesome at the moment.

    ~Kate

     

    "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

      Congratulations! And welcome to the club...the club of people who finish a half marathon and 30 seconds later are already planning the next one!

       

      Thirty seconds after finishing I wanted to do another.

       

      At one point, I was handed a fun-size Snickers at an aid station.  I was running along at a good (for me) pace, eating chocolate, thinking, "This is neat."

       

      Also, I've lost 80 pounds since I started running.  I'm feeling pretty awesome at the moment.


      Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

        Congratulations! Awesome accomplishment!

        bob e v
        2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

        Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

        Break the 1000 mi barrier!

        History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.

          Thirty seconds after finishing I wanted to do another.   

           

          GOOD JOB - 30 seconds after every race all I think is - NEVER AGAIN, THIS IS STUPID.      After I recover and cool down I change my mind.   IF you already wanted to do another after 30 seconds you must have really enjoyed it....

          Champions are made when no one is watching

            Congrats!!! Big grin

             

            I plan on doing my first half next spring, and I can't wait. I'm glad you had a blast.

               

              GOOD JOB - 30 seconds after every race all I think is - NEVER AGAIN, THIS IS STUPID.      After I recover and cool down I change my mind.   IF you already wanted to do another after 30 seconds you must have really enjoyed it....

               

              That's what I always think while running, but the pain fades quickly after crossing the finish line...

               

              Also, I have to say @katebaker - eating a snickers while running? You may be a born ultrarunner Big grin

                Congratulations!

                Kerry

                HF #1048

                Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 


                Turtle

                  Good for you! I am training for my first 1/2 in April 2014.

                  Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5K - March 15, 2014

                  Gazelle Girl Half Marathon - April 13, 2014

                   

                  “Why are you going to choose failure when success is an option?” 
                  ― Jillian Michaels

                   

                  “Unless You Puke, Faint or Die, Keep Going!” 
                  ― Jillian Michaels

                    Way to go!

                    Goal Race: 4/27/2014 - Maloney Unity Run - 10K - Goal: Sub 60

                    Old Lady PRs: 5K 29:25 10/26/13 *** 10K 1:05:37 1/1/14

                    HS-CC PR: 5K 22:28

                       Also, I have to say @katebaker - eating a snickers while running? You may be a born ultrarunner Big grin

                       

                      Ha!  I never would have dreamed it before I lost weight, but running an ultra is now on my bucket list.  That used to be up there with "go to the moon".

                      ~Kate

                       

                      "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John Bingham

                      LeighDS


                      Live Free & Run

                        Congratulations! Great job!

                        PR

                        5K - 22:53 on 10-26-2013

                        10K - 51:27 on 9-22-2012

                        HM - 1:55:54 on 11-3-2013

                         

                        Upcoming Races

                        Race the Runway 1-Miler - April 5, 2014

                        Race the Runway HM - April 5, 2014

                        Stonyfield 5K - May 3, 2014 

                          Congratulations Kate!  I remember your introductory post not that long ago.  Finishing a half is a huge accomplishment!

                          Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                          runlikeagirI


                            Congratulations on the half and the weight loss! They are equally amazing accomplishments.  Rock on!

                             

                             

                            GOOD JOB - 30 seconds after every race all I think is - NEVER AGAIN, THIS IS STUPID.      After I recover and cool down I change my mind.   IF you already wanted to do another after 30 seconds you must have really enjoyed it....

                             

                             

                            That is what I used to think, untill I started training properly (a novel idea for me up until that point).    Now, if a race result is not what I want.. it pisses me off and I want revenge!


                            You Rang?

                               

                              GOOD JOB - 30 seconds after every race all I think is - NEVER AGAIN, THIS IS STUPID.      After I recover and cool down I change my mind.   IF you already wanted to do another after 30 seconds you must have really enjoyed it....

                               

                              I'm usually thinking these thoughts in the starting corral 30 seconds before the gun goes off.  It ususally takes the form of, "What the expletive deleted am I doing here?" or "This seemed like a good idea eight months ago when I registered."

                               

                              Congratulations on the half  and the weight lossKate!  Savor it.

                               

                              Rick

                              Rick 

                              PR: 5k 26:17 (10/13) 10k: 1:01:50 (8/13) HM: 2:18:26 (9/13) FM: 5:29 (1/14)


                              Just Keep "Tri" ing

                                Congrats!!

                                Marathons run in Canada/USA/Bermuda/Ireland   

                                Next country for us - Austria Sept 2014 for 30th Wedding Anniversary :)

                                 

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