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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sunday morning came early. Mr. Broome and I headed to bed early Saturday and I fell asleep fast. I think my body knew I needed to sleep. We got up to the alarm at 4:20. I was easily able to get up and get going. After a banana and some peanut butter wheat toast we were off.
We got to the race around 6:20 am after the GPS first took us to the wrong address. After waiting in line forever for a porta potty(so so stinky) Mr. Broome escorted me to the starting line. I got in the 2:20 finish time pace group. I debated going further back in the line because I figured I wouldn't run the same pace the whole time.
I won't get into all of the details, but the race was awesome. I truly didn't feel tired until mile 13. I ran the entire time with the exception of a couple of Gatorade stops. I finished hard at 2:10. Ten minutes better than my projected 2:20!
And of course I didn't win. Because there were some HARD CORE runners out there. Their legs and abs said so.
But I finished and I can't wait to sign up for the next one.
Mr. Broome took some pictures, but hopefully I will like the professional pics taken at the finish line.

Mr. Broome was taking pictures on mile 5. I was surprised to see him so I waved.

Kind of blurry, but he was pretty far away.
Thanks for all of your encouraging words friends who called and texted:)


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am so impressed and what an accomplishment! I just found your blog through Kerri and now following ya!

Diving Into Love said...

WAY TO GO!!!!! Very big accomplishment!! Congrats!!

Mindabelle said...

YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!! Congrats on the 2:10, congrats on your great accomplishment and Congrats on getting through the run with only gatorade stops! I'm so happy for you Kirbey!