9.5.10

{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~

25 comments:

  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.

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!!

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  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!

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  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.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  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 :)

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

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  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!

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  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!!!

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

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

    Nicole

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  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.

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

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

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  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!

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

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

    Have a beachy day!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

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  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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