We started out strong with a 9 minute mile. After the first mile we slowed down a bit so that we wouldn’t wear ourselves out.
My dad was there to cheer us on, along with my Aunts Arlene and Arneta. They came down from Seattle which was so sweet of them to do 🙂
See that older guy in the short shorts behind us? Well probably about .25 miles before this picture all of a sudden we felt like someone was running right behind us… really really close. I turned around and saw this man pretty much on our heels. Immediately I thought he wanted us to move out of his way, but no that wasn’t the case. He was using us to break the wind!
When we returned to dad and aunts around mile 6/7, I was starting to feel hungry so I grabbed my banana share with mom. The man ran past us and probably found a couple other ladies to use.
Until we got to mile 12. Instantly both my mom’s feet and mine started to hurt. I was expecting to get some sort of energy boost knowing that I just had 1 more mile to go but it was the the opposite. I felt sore and tired and was ready for it to be over.
We ended with a better time than I thought we would… just under 9:30 minute miles! We didn’t have to walk at all, just stopped and stretched a few times. Sadly with just 2 miles left to go my mom told me she wouldn’t run a full marathon with me… we’ll see. She said those same words about the 1/2 marathon just 4 months ago.
My legs were DEAD and I was walking around limpy the rest of the afternoon.
Today I feel like I’ve got my energy back, just sore legs. Mainly my left calf which was sore from the hike the day before. I’m looking forward to my massage this afternoon.
I can’t wait to plan my next 1/2 marathon and look into a full!