Wednesday, July 08, 2009

half marathon!

******i finished my first half-marathon early july 4th! it was an exhausting & great experience! yes, i had tears in my eyes when i crossed that finish line! i ran on sauvie island near portland with over 2,000 runners...my time wasn't all i wanted it to be...2 hrs 18 min...but i learned a lot (mostly what not to do when running that long). all i wanted to do was eat some of the strawberry shortcake afterwards! one mistake i made was not taking any goo during the race or eating enough beforehand. but i will for sure do another one...not sure about those full marathons yet though!

8 comments:

Summer said...

wow!!! i am sooo proud of you! that is so amazing! i cant run around the block!!! congrats! we talked with art and heather about maybe coming up for a visit in the fall! cant wait!!

Brittany said...

way to go! you are a stud! and such an impressive time! maybe we can do a marathon together?...

Destiny said...

You're awesome. I probably couldn't keep up with Summer! HA! Good on you for sure, keep it up and next time we want video :)

The Jenson Family said...

Great Job Jen! seeing your post is making me more nervous. I'm running my first half marathon on August 8!! And I'm getting cold feet!! But thats awesome that you did it, you should give me some advice; I'll need it for sure!!

Karleigh Tomlinson said...

Awesome job!!! Way to finish it out! Such a great accomplishment and you look so good for just running...oh wait it's Jen you always look good no matter where you are or what you are doing!

Andi said...

Congratulations! You are awesome!

Dramatic Imaging said...

I am so jealous! Totally proud of you of course, but these pics of your rockin bod do not make me want to come see you and show of my McD's preggo gut!!!!! oh well, I love you and I'm coming anyway!

The Sillito Family said...

Way to go!! Someday maybe when I'm not big and pregnant we can meet somewhere and do a race together? You might have to stop running for awhile though to give me a chance to catch up to where you are again!