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Saturday, April 16, 2011
1st Half under my belt
Finishing the race
Ahh what a day! I woke up this morning extremely nervous for my first half marathon. Not to mention I was not looking forward to running 13.1 miles in 17 mph winds with 30 mph gusts. But i ate my whole wheat cinnamon raisin bagel with peanut butter and a banana and drank a lot of water and headed out the door. I am so thankful that my mom was there to watch me and my two aunts and my twin cousins. They are the best :) The course was flat and right along the beach from asbury park to sea girt and back. I though the wind would let up when I made the turn in sea girt but instead it was stronger than on the way out. I was hurting a little bit but the good kinda hurt that lets you know you're working hard and the people cheering on the runners helped get me through it. Especially my aunts and my cousins (they traveled in their car to different spots in the race and cheered me on, let me say it again, my family is amazing) I ended up with a time way better than expected and exceeded my goal of 1:50, my finishing time was 1:46:39.12 wich was good enough to win 1st in my age group :) and I was 56th overall!!! After the race I enjoyed the fitness expo and grabbed a turkey sub, a banana, coconut water, water and coffee. I don't know what else to say I'm just so happy :) Love my family and everyone who came out to the race!!!!