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Half Marathon Race Report


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

It's official, my SIL completed his first half marathon, WAY TO GO Dan. This was my second one, and I finished 6 minutes faster this year. Here we are pre-race hanging out, waiting to get lined up. Weather was absolutely gorgeous

Corral time, we were in Coral 5, we chose to line up next to a 2:30 pace group, that would prove to be a little too ambitious later in the race.

Off we went. The 2:30 pacers started pulling way ahead, funny thing is the guy carrying the sign and leading the pace group was a WALKER, omgee, so we were a little disappointed we couldn't keep up, but better to back it down a notch, we had a long way to go.
Somewhere between mile 7 and 8, our super friends, Maria and Eli were waiting on the corner to cheer us on. So happy to see a familiar face along the way and that gave us a much needed moral boost. Thanks guys.




We kept a pretty good pace, until we hit the last bridge, which slowed us down just a tad, and then the final underpass (mile 11), boy the hammies were screaming.
We had talked about finishing together the whole race, neither of us was going to try to out do the other, it was a team effort. We rounded the corner of the final .1 mile and we kept step for step. I started with the.... "left, left, left, right, left. As you can see, we finished step for step, in perfect unison. How awesome was that?


Our finish time was 2:41, final times have yet to be published as of this morning (remind me to send a complaint email).

Yeah, we did it. Thanks for our wonderful family and friends who were waiting for us and cheering at the finish line, love you all.
Celebration dinner at my house afterwards, a spark recipe actually, Salsa Chicken, rolled up burrito style, yummy. Then for the ceremonial putting the sticker on the car, can't put it on the car til you finish. Well earned Danny, so proud of you.

The happy finishers, we had now earned the right to sport the tech tees and medals, woo hoo.

I had to be a smartie and add a little something to my car since I had already earned my 13.1 sticker last year.....

Taking a couple days off from my runs, then back at it full speed next week for 18 weeks of marathon training, next race will be Thanksgiving day, our local Turkey Trot.
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BILL60 11/20/2012 7:00PM

    You are a "ROCK". What a super job for both pf you. You continue to impress me with your incredible determination and "CAN DO" attitude. You hang in there cause in 2013 I'm gonna try and find a bike ride in your town that I can do. I'd love to meet you and your beautiful gang.
Hang tough my friend.

Bill

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SUEAZZI 11/17/2012 9:01AM

    Congrats Lisa!! Love the pics and race report, you are my inspiration to never give up! emoticon

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ROSET491 11/14/2012 7:39PM

    Congratulations on you race!! Love the 13.1 for your cars!!

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LISAINMS 11/14/2012 2:20PM

    WTG! Congratulations to SIL on his first. Hope he enjoyed it and keeps on truckin'.

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JLITT62 11/14/2012 6:47AM

    My sister keeps taking my iPad . . . great job! So glad this one went so much better. You rock!

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JANEMARIE77 11/13/2012 2:22PM

    great job both of you should be very proud

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You are my hero! Thanks for showing us how's it's done~ LISASTYLE!!!!



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MYLADY4 11/13/2012 9:51AM

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Looks like you had a great time.

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WINDSURFNERD 11/13/2012 9:39AM

    Great race report, congratulations on sparking your SIL with a HM!! Awesome team effort, what an inspiration! :)
Naomi

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1HOTMAMA2BE 11/13/2012 9:30AM

    YEAH!!! I thought about you two running and someday I, too, will run a half. I need to get a few 5K and 10K races under my belt, but in the near future, it will happen!

I can't tell you enough times how much you inspire me, but you TRULY, TRULY, TRULY do! There is nothing I can't do that I put my mind to these days. The 5K runs (virtual still, but not for much longer) seem like a warm up. This morning I went to Venice...tonight it's Palm Springs for 5.5 miles of fun run.

You look absolutely awesome! So does Dan! You're so lucky to have him to run with you. I still wish I lived closer. I'd be on you like glue my friend!!! emoticon

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ONMYMEDS 11/13/2012 8:37AM

    Nice pics, nice blog, nice job. Congrats to you both. Well done!!

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GROEDER 11/13/2012 7:35AM

    Congratulations, Lisa!!!! You are really inspiring!!!!!!!!

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BOILHAM 11/13/2012 7:33AM

    Terrific race report and pictures, too! You have good friends in Maria and Eli who were out there with their signs for you. Congratulation to you and Dan.
I am so proud of both of you.

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DMEYER4 11/13/2012 7:31AM

  you did an awesome job. great run.

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