Monday, March 22, 2010

Half Marathon...

I know you are all DYING to know how my race went yesterday...at least those of you who aren't friends with me on FB, you guys already know how it went ☺ Anyway, the half marathon was awesome. I felt great! I finished strong, blowing past a few people in the last mile and one guy right at the finish line. I couldn't help it, he started slowing down instead of kicking it in, what's a girl to do?
My official time was 1:52:59. My last half marathon- 2:24! That's a 32 minute improvement. I was 142nd overall out of 1500 and 32nd overall in the women. I also placed third in my age group, 40 seconds behind the 2nd place finisher. While a part of me wishes I had pushed harder, I am also aware that I am pregnant. A few things slowed me down along the way and I figure there's a reason. I ran with a side stitch for almost 3 miles and got a blister about halfway through (and these shoes are not new...over a 100 miles on them). I had so much fun. The hubby and some other family members were out cheering me on and that was soo great! Can't wait till next year...I'm totally doing this one again! And here I am, finishing strong....

10 comments:

Greta from www.bigbottomblogger.blogspot.com said...

You rock....truly..just ROCK! Great pic...amazing time.....my goodness. Well darn done!

Diane said...

Great Job! And YES I have been waiting to hear how it went. What a great feeling to have made your time goal - sub 2 hours. Congrats and I hope you are taking a well deserved day (or two or three) of rest :)

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

You are SO awesome! Guess what?!? I'm signing up for a half marathon in June. I won't run the whole thing (I don't want to injure myself) but I will at least run half of it I think (at least that's my goal). You are one of my inspirations!

PrettyWoman said...

Wow Tiffany! Congrats!!!! And congrats on the pregnancy! I didnt know...did you announce that on your blog? How far along are you? Wow and WOW!! Have an awesome day!

REBYRYAN said...

Can I just say - I AM IMPRESSED!! Way to go!!

Meg said...

Good for you! Congrats on your pregnancy. I found your blog through Daily Mile (thank you for the encouragement--I'm the one who's lost 45 pounds so far).

I hope someday to be at a point where I can do half-marathons. These days, I find my two-mile runs to be very hard. : )

Christina A-BEAR said...

That time is sooooooooo impressive AND your preggo!!! MAN oH MAN!

SarahRachel said...

Just found you on the blogroll- am super jealous that you were able to run that while pregnant...or AT ALL! But also happy for you- what an accomplishment! =)

Kate said...

Great job on the race!! I have an award for you on my blog. :) Love reading your blog!!

Tricia said...

thats AMAZING! congrats!