Posts tagged ‘half-marathon’

April 17, 2011

run a half marathon: check!

So remember when I mentioned a while back about the Dismal Swamp Stomp? Well, yesterday I ran it! It went wonderfully!  Seriously, I might become one of those race fanatics we all think are crazy.  I ran it with 6 really cool people who were the reason I was able to finish with a smile on my face.  I was feeling really great for just about the entire race and even ran off the track for a quick second (nearly tripping of course) to pick some cute yellow flowers to put in our hair. Go ahead. Judge me.

It was everybody’s first race (except Melissa, who beat her own record!) so it was so fun to accomplish this together.  Definitely a life goal achieved, which is always an amazing feeling. I had a runner’s high the rest of the day and the appetite of cow.  Melis and I seriously wanted to eat everything in sight.  Naturally, Mr. Nikon came to the race, and our awesome cheerleader/photographer, Jon, was great at catching everyone crossing the finish line as well as making us a sweet poster.  Finishing the race was probably one of the best feelings of my life, and I was so proud of everyone for doing something so cool.  I’m looking at running a marathon next year…. anybody in?

All of us runners!

Carb-loading and the most amazing Swiss cheese the night before.

The Glendie likes to run

Cool State friends, and me and Kelsey risking it all with the surprisingly tasty Gatorade energy gel.

 

13.1 miles later!

2:09:30 and filled with JOY.

WE STOMPED THAT SWAMP

Jon with his glittery work of art and happy runner sisters

Ill probably make a frame for this picture.

A life goal completed :)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12:1-2

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