Sunday, January 23, 2011

I did it, I am alive and very tired..oh and in pain

Just wanted to do a quick post.
Race recap tomorrow...
I am back home.
I did it!
I am alive (clearly since I am typing all this blah blah)
I hurt everywhere below the belt.
BUT I AM HAPPY.

TODAY JANUARY 23rd 2011 I RAN A HALF MARATHON!

It was harder then I thought.
Not as FLAT as I thought.
I cried at the end.
I also almost collapsed after crossing the finish line (dry heaves and very dizzy), thank you older gentleman who took care of me at the end.
Lot's of wonderful people cheering every runners on!
I will never forget the ones who called my name!
Went by Chris K station and I did not see him, bummer.

I made a lot of mistakes (more on that tomorrow)
I am not fast.  I am OK with that.
I wanted to finish under 2:45 and I finished 2:40 according to my GARMIN.
I will do better next time.  I know it. 
For now I am happy and proud.
I showed myself I can do it and more important I showed my sons what their mom can do.
They don't care about the time, they cared that I crossed the finish line.

thank you all for your support and encouragements!
you are the best!






21 comments:

Darlene said...

So happy for you - you did it! I know how you feel - I want to do another now that I know I can & run faster. Congrats - You are now a Half Marathoner!!!!!!

Crafty Jogger said...

I'm so glad you finished! Congrats!
I can't wait to hear more about it!

One Crazy Penguin said...

Yay! Congrats times a million! I can't wait to hear details :D

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

I am sooooooooooo happy for you Caroline!!!! Imma give you a big hug when I see you in March!

YOU DID IT!!!! Congratulations! so proud of you!!! =)

Stacie said...

Congrats!!!!

Christine said...

Congratulations!!! I knew you would do great! Can't wait for the race recap :)

Colleen said...

WOOHOO!!!!! COngrats!

XLMIC said...

YAY!!!!!! Congratulations, Caroline! You DID it!

Jess @ THIR said...

Fantastic job :)

middleagedrunner said...

WHOOT!!! GOOD for YOU! Can't wait to hear the details but SO glad that you were successful! Too bad about the hurling at the finish but hey, it shows you worked hard. :-)

Anne said...

BRAVO!!! Félicitations Caroline! Je suis très fière pour toi, et de toi :) :) :) YAY!!!

abbi said...

Congratulations!

Kristin @NyceLife said...

Wonderful!! Congratulations!!

Jenn said...

Super Congrats!!! Love the pics! You'll have to change your blog name today!!

Cathy said...

Yea! Good for you! Isn't it such a great feeling? I know after my first 1/2 marathon I talked about it for probably 2 weeks! Looking forward to hearing about it!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

CONGRATS!!! You are a ROCKSTAR!!!

Pam said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read the whole recap!!!

Rae said...

Yay! Congrats! I can't wait to read all about it!

Jenn (DisneyGirlInNJ) said...

Congratulations! :) Can't wait to read the full recap soon!

mindysmarathon said...

Bravo!! I can't wait to read your full report!! I'm gearing up for mine this Sunday. I hope to finish around the same time, but am not getting hung up on it. GREAT JOB!!!

Rae said...

Hey Caroline!
Email me with your address and I will send you your bumper sticker!
5kraeg@gmail.com