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Finished my first half marathon!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Well, despite many doubts and uncertainties, I can officially say I finished my first half marathon! My time was 2:02:54, which I'm plenty happy with all things considered. That averages at about 9:23/mi.

I have to say, it was really tough to run the last 3 miles. That voice in my head tried to convince me to walk for a bit, but I managed to just keep trucking through the finish. It's a great feeling to have accomplished this goal!

What was great was that I was lucky enough to run this race with 5 of my running buddies. Although we all have slightly different paces, it's nice to meet up with a group at the start and finish. We went out to a diner afterwards and I indulged in an order of french fries. They tasted so good after 2 hours of running.

I'm looking forward to some upcoming shorter races, but I would totally consider doing more half marathons, and I'm even willing to entertain the idea of the 18-miler at the end of the summer. We shall see!

Here's a pic of me and my boyfriend at the finish. Though he's not a runner, he biked to meet me.
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