{Indy Half Marathon}

Hello there blogging friends! I hope your Mother's Day Sunday is treating you well:)
I finished the Half Marathon yesterday and am really paying for it today:)
I am super sore and ended up with a yucky sinus infection.....
but....it was WORTH it!!
There is nothing like having a goal and achieving it.

We went to Indy for the whole weekend and we had a lot of fun:)
We went down with our friends who also ran the race. My friend Jamie is a certified personal trainer and she ROCKS!!! She ran the race in 1 hour and 36 minutes.....AMAZING:)
Anywho....I had to have a little glass of vino the night before the race.....
Just one though:)

Got up in the morning and headed down to the start line....
It was FREEZING and WINDY....

I had my husband/cheerleader with me!! What a trooper to go and sit out there in that weather for me:)
Oh and he got his own personal best....
the first to get a wrist band for the beer garden!!! He was tailgating our run!
Here I am getting ready for take off:)

I look like such a dork!! My hair was just crazy. Owell....I never worry about what I look like when I workout! I was just excited to do the run:)

Do you worry about how you look when you workout?!?!

And the AFTER!
I was so darn proud of myself....I may have shed a tear when I crossed that finish line! That is what I love about doing things like this!
There are times in when I am training that I feel like ...... why do I do this....
But then when you meet your goal......there is NO feeling like that in the world:)

My only goal for this run was to do it in a 10 min/mile pace ....

And I did....and that was even with stopping for a bathroom break! I know it's not super fast....but not too bad for my first half marathon.....well really it was my second but my first one I walked the whole time....
I just couldn't believe I actually did it!
and I have already decided that i'll do another one with a different goal in mind! I'll keep you posted!

After all that.....it was time for some lunch and you guessed it.....VINO:)

After lunch we got ourselves cutesified up and went out on the town:)

fun....fun....fun!!! :) :) :)

There you have it! Don't ever give up on your goals and dreams!! With a little hard work and determination they will come true and you'll be so proud of yourself:)
It truly is the little things in life that make me the happiest!
Hope you have a really wonderful week! I know i'll just be hoping I feel better soon:)

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."
~Eddie Robinson~


  1. Many congrats for attaining your goal and at a faster pace then you planned for. Oh, and to your husband for having a personal best as well.

    I'm tired just looking at your photos. A glass of vino was never more deserved for all the preparation and doing.

    PS Great flouncy top...in a fab color.

  2. Congratulations! I am planning on running one in the fall for the first time in Burlington, Vt. Rreally enjoying your blog!

  3. Congrats! It looks like you had a great time!

  4. Congratulations Girl!!!! Awesome!

    I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed doing it. I am thinking about doing one in the fall...maybe?? I LOVE running when I love running but when I am forcing it I am one sad girly. I am afraid that all of the training would make me miserable. I truly do LOVE running. Sometimes I run a LOT and sometimes I just don't want to run at all. Any words of wisdom/experience?

    LOVE your night on the town outfit - you look fabulous!

  5. Congratulations girl. You did an amazing job!!
    You all look great for your night out.. ( and I love the butterfly shoes!!!!!)
    I hope you feel better.

  6. cool beans!! great job....I would love to run but right now I've got that heel problem...plantar something or other. Know anything about it?
    and ditto on the cute flouncy top!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! The feeling of attaining your goal(s) is just awesome. I am so happy for you. And the photos of you and friends are great; everyone is so photogenic!
    Enjoy your medal; you worked for it!

  8. Congratulations! Wow! What an accomplishment.

    Hey, thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come again. I love getting to meet other bloggers. I've sure enjoyed my visit here. Your blog is fun and happy. I'll be back.


  9. what a great race and a great day! love all the pics.......you should feel very proud of yourself indeed. hope you don't mind but i am gonna add you to my blogroll :)

  10. Woohoo on the race. Love the pics, you're too cute!

  11. Congratulations! You go, girl! We always cheer for our son who runs the full marathon every year at DisneyWorld in Florida. Last year was miserably COLD--27 degrees and WINDY. We suffered through and he did a great job in just under 5 hours. We're going again next January and hoping for fairer weather!
    Keep up the great work!

  12. Wow!! Congratulations!!!! While I was hiding from the cold weather and crazy winds we have here in New England, staying at home with the heat running..., someone else was running a marathon!!!

  13. Way to go, Heather! I'm super impressed that you did that, and made your pace goal. Congrats!!!

  14. Awesome Heather!! That must have felt SO good! Very inspiring : )


  15. I am so happy for you! I think you looked great even before the run but no, I don't care what I look like when I work out. I just have to be 100% comfy. Hair off the face and comfy clothes that don't ride up in weird places :)

    Congrats girl! Now off to catch up. I am seeing a lot of good stuff you've been up to.

  16. Congrats on the race! Thanks for the sweet words you left about our pinwheel party:)

  17. What an amazing accomplishment and a fun weekend - congrats!

  18. I just stumbled onto your blog via about 20 other blogs (I need a life). Anyway...my good friend also ran the Mini. Not a great day to run, it was FREEZING....but GOOD FOR YOU!!! I'm glad I found your blog, I've enjoyed reading it. :) I love your craft room!

  19. Congratulations! I love looking at all your cute outfits!! You deserved the vino!!

  20. Congratulations! What a wonderful goal you have achieved...you go girl!

    Have a beachy day!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  21. Congrats! You looked great during the race and adorable afterward, loved your whole outfit! A well deserved glass of vino, I would say.


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