Well, today was the day! Karen, Jared, Mike and I all walked 13.1 miles in the Martian 1/2 marathon! We actually did a great job. Karen and I had first set our goal to complete it in 4 hours – I was thinking that was totally doable – but then as we kept a good pace and thinking back hearing the guys say the wanted to try to do it in 3.5 hours – we decided to up our goal to 3.5 miles. We kept up a very strong pace and ran about the last 3/4 mile in to (according to my Garmin) we crossed over at 3:29:42!! We made our goal! I can’t tell you how great it was to actually finish a race WITH someone…..to cross over that finish line and actually be able to hug the person!! I was so happy that I got to share that with Karen – It’s something I’ll never forget.
I have done the Martian 1/2 for the last few years in a row….I always brag about the cool shirts they hand out…See below:
NOW…… check out how LAME ASS this years shirt was…I mean…totally BLAH – not to mention if you ordered a XL and were a girl they gave you the “Ladies” cut shirt – which are cut shorter and run smaller…. Mine is a total belly shirt on me…I’m NOT happy – but they had no men’s shirts left so I couldn’t trade mine in. I’m stuck with it and I guess it will be a goal shirt to fit into….
I hope that next year they turn it around and go back to the awesome style that they had before. I rather dug it!
I was able to add my medal to my “Wall of fame” Now on to the next! I plan to keep this up and even start running again. I was pretty excited that Karen said she’ll try running some 5K’s with me….Turkey Trot here I come!
Well, I’m off to put my aching feet up and relax!