Monday, September 22, 2008

HALF MARATHON

I ran my first half marathon Saturday - the Champoeg Half Marathon. I was very nervous about it on more levels than one...but I am happy to report that I'm very pleased with my results! The goal was to run it in 2:10 and I ended up running it in 1:52:44. I ranked #2 in my age group (keep in mind there were only 158 runners and only 15 in my age group - nothing exceptional by all means) . It was a difficult run but I felt great the whole time...until after the race when my stomach decided to have a mutiny against my body. Do any of the other runners out there have stomach "issues" after their long runs? Sorry, that might be too much information.

Before

Before

Showing off my cool metal - the one they hand out to all the runners (no importance on time)

Sweat Shot!

My Biggest Fan! (He was unable to attend my race because he had stupid work...BOO!)

I really wouldn't have been able to do it without Wyatt. He has been my Runner's Widower for the last few months and I am so grateful that he's been patient with my running - and with me. Thanks for making me dinner! And waiting until 9pm to eat dinner with me! And thanks for making sure I ate the right foods (constantly reminding me that I need "more food" and "more carbs")! And thanks for meeting me in the middle of my long runs with some water! And thanks for sacrificing your Friday nights for my running!

Now I'm addicted...maybe a few more half-marathons and maybe when I'm 50 I'll do the real deal. We'll see.

12 comments:

Miriam Lovell Dyer said...

Way to go, Brittany!
If (when) I move to the Northwest again, I'll run a race with you.

Abbie said...

Wow Britty! How did your faithful blog readers not know? That is so awesome and so is your time!! My friend did that marathon too. How ironic. She lives in Portland too though. Congrats!!

Josette said...

yea brit! nice goin. i would like to think that i had some part in this achievement of yours...that's right. as your former running buddy who slowed you waaaaaay down i think i should get some credit. hehe. anyway, that is awesome. maybe one day i will do a 3K. a girl can dream. by the way, what is with the christmas attire?? very cute.

AJ said...

way to go brittany! You rock. I am so impressed.

lauren marjory said...

i did a triathlon a few years ago (definately a one time thing, checked it off my "life list" and went about my business) and i totally know what you mean with the stomach thing! every time i did a big practice run and especially the few days before i had some serious stomach situations. that's all i'll say.

Anonymous said...

I am proud of your accomplishment! Remember the year we did the Bolder Boulder and I told you I wasn't going to wait for you that year because it was my one shot in finishing the 10K under one hour? You bawled as I jogged off after the kilometer, and I was worried--but not enough for it to stop "it's all about me" that day. Now I wouldn't even be able to do the first quarter mile with you. You have worked hard and I think you are the greatest for sticking with it. And, Wyatt is great, too, for being your most ardent fan. I had a cheering section like him at one time in my life.

Love, Momma

Jen Demaris said...

Wow Brit that is awesome, I hope to somehow, someday, maybe get close to that! What happened to those 5k's we were suppose to do together? Oh ya I got big and prego! Maybe later? (You better not be prego then too! Ok well I guess that would be ok!) We need to do date night soon!

hyker said...

Wow! That's impressive. There is no way I could ever do that.

Team Carroll said...

Way to go! You 'da (wo)man! Awesome time too!

Jim and Mel said...

Way to go Brittany!

Tysha and Jacob said...

Awesome - way to go! And you won't be 50 before the 26.2 If I can do it...anyone can! I just need to get up and running again! Seeing you inspires me! Great job!

ThE RaSmUsSeN's said...

That's awesome, way to go!!