Saturday, April 28, 2007

13.1 miles with an update ...

I DID IT! 13.1 miles today. I have been training since January and today was THE day! It was early this morning and Becca and I got down to Centential Park about 6:45 am for a 7 am race start. We were in the 13th corral and so it took us about 20 minutes to get to the start line.

The race was great and my goal was to finish under 2 hours and 10 minutes. I was set to pace myself for about 9:30 to 10:00 minute miles. The first mile Becca and I ran was 8:30!!! Way too fast for our first mile! :)

We had fun and my parents flew up yesterday to help with the boys and to cheer me on. Here are some pics to prove my acheivement!


I saw the family during the race around mile five and was able to give the BIg Boy a kiss. He was kinda of caught off guard and didn't know what to think when I ran up to him!





It was fun and I can see myself doing this again someday. Right now my WHOLE body hurts and I want to just lay in bed all day! My knees hurt my calves hurt, my toes hurt, my back hurts .... wow I hurt!

I finished at 2:06.46 so I was very proud of myself!

UPDATE!
***I found my "official" time today in the paper - I finished 5,727th with a time of 2:07:06. The last place in the paper was 19,416 so I think I did pretty well! The first place in my age group (25-29) was 1:24:40! WOW that is grooving! BUT get this ... the first place in age group 12-14 was 1:42:26. What the heck? That girl is amazing! Today my body doesn't hurt too bad, just my knee caps. I know it is random but they do hurt!

12 comments:

Aaron Ivey said...

i AM SO PROUD of you baby!!! wish i could have been there...sad i wasn't... you're hot in your running clothes too...

FAT BRIDESMAID said...

Wow that's so exciting! CONGRATULATIONS!

Dana said...

That's so awesome! Congrats!

jtcosby said...

I am so proud of you Jamie! I was thinking about you all morning long while watching soccer games! You are awesome! I believe this is a Dora moment, YOU DID IT YOU DID IT YOU DID It YEAH!! WHOO HOOO WHOO HOO!!

Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Debra said...

Congratulations!!!!! You did it!

So proud of you.

Alison Bynum said...

Congratulations Jamie! I am so proud of you!

J said...

I left this earlier, but don't know where it went??

Congrats!!! You don't even look that tired in the pictures. What an awesome accomplishment.

Maybe you can inspire me...if you found the time to train with two little ones and a husband who travels frequently, I should have no excuses with one child and a hubby who is home.

Are you going to keep running?

Becca said...

Way to go, again. I'm glad you enjoyed it and your time was GREAT! I love the picture of you and D, your facial expressions are so funny! Can't wait for the next race. You were such an encouragement to me along this journey. It's always good to have someone going through the same things with you! Thanks!

wareaglereed said...

That is sooo great!! What an accomplishment!!!Way to go!!!!

-April

Jen said...

jaime-WAY TO GO! I know that took a lot of hard work and committment. maybe someday when I'm officially done birthing children and not pushing a double jogger loaded with over 70 pounds of kid, maybe then I'll be a runner again!

again, GREAT JOB.

Jeff and Christy said...

Jamie, I am so proud of you. What an accomplishment to say you are going to do something that big and follow through. You go girl!!!!

Christy