Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Can you tell I am having a proud few days - LOL!
I honestly was not sure I would finish let alone do as well as I did (for my level that is).
I felt great the whole race...and no blisters thanks to prep!!!
I will give you my low down on my new running products...they ALL worked!!!
I LOVED my fanny pack!!! It did not get in my way at all and I was able to put my car key and inhaler and sport beans in it and also have the water I needed to get the sports beans down.
The sport beans were great too!!!! I ate six about 1/2 hour before the race with some Nunn water (also great)!!! Then ate three ever four miles after that and I never felt tired!!! AMAZING!!! My legs got tight at the end but I was not tired at all!!!
At the end of the race my feet felt amazing!!! Not a single blister on them which I contribute to the use of bodyglide...that stuff works! I smeared it all over my feet and not one single blister!!! I swear I usually get blisters when I only run two miles so this stuff works!!!! The only issue I had with my feet was the following...take this as a warning...
I went the day before the marathon to get my pedicure. I heard you should make sure your toenails are short. I went to Annies where I always go and asked to have them shorter than usual that I was running the next day. They gave me a new girl and she cut my big toe sooooo short it bled!!!!!!!!!!! I was really upset but did not say anything. I will never go back!!!!! The only thing that hurt the ENTIRE race was my big toe!!!! Dont ever do this...just cut your own this close to a race LOL!!!! LESSON LEARNED THE HARD WAY!!!!
Anyway.... here is more race pics, etc.
Monday, May 6, 2013
What an amazing day Sunday was!! I was sooo excited for my first half marathon!! I arrived at North Shore parking and happened to park right next to a very good friend of mine and his family. They were kind enough to let me hang with them until the start of the race. In talking with his sister from Harrisburg, we realized that my niece and her daughter graduated from high school together....small world!!!
So this is me all corralled into Corral E...needless to say I think it was the slowest corral....hee hee!!!
Here is the official link to the story http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/05/05/runners-line-up-for-pittsburgh-marathon/
So glad I walked through the fear!! What an amazing experience!! Thanks to everyone that encouraged me and helped me along the way - you are all amazing and awesome people and I needed every one of you to finish!!!
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Hope you all are having a great week!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This is one of my dearest friends Sherry and another besties Vaughn....I have sooo many special friends....I a truly blessed!!!
This is Sherry's frst pedicure.....I actualy think she liked it!!!
And this is us one night before a speaker. What an awesome weekend!!
Such an amazing weekend with just as many amazing people!!! Thanks as always Jackson's Mill!!!