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I Conquered The Hill!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


After Race Side Line :)

emoticon Hospital Hill 40th Year Half Marathon Race Recap! emoticon

My morning went smoothly! I knew what to expect as far as line up and corralling. My main nervous energy came from thinking about my actual run and visualizing it while waiting. I definitely wanted to run it as Daft Punk would say "Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger!" Get out of my way Kanye! emoticon

I was actually SO amazed by the feelings I felt at the start, middle, and end of my race. I felt very focused and reached what I think and feel as flow. (I can't stress enough to other runners that simplicity is a very good thing!) Listening to my inner peace emoticon and meditating on the in sync movement of muscles in good form and balance. I think about kinetic energy and running with the world and it's spin. Being one if you will, with the environment around me! So poetic. Lol. But SO true.

The last few steps and sprint down to the finish line was awesome and satisfying. I'm tearing up again reflecting on this moment. emoticon

A surprise kick and a few words from a fellow runner behind me and surely passing me to say "Only 5 more meters don't slow down, COME ON!" I picked up my knees and tilted forward to push as much as I surly could until throwing my hands up to declare VICTORY! (I will always throw up my hands at the finish line. I think it comes with the territory and would feel cheated not to.) emoticon I'm actually confused as to why more people don't do this?

Anyways ... I'm waiting for the professional race photographers pic's too see the visual picture of either, Oh yeah! or complete and udder shock of the faces I made. Us women know that feeling. emoticon Heehe. I Don't know if guys feel the same?

I am fearless! I made it faster than last year. I was told not to beat it by too much but I couldn't help it. emoticon

emoticon THIS YEAR - 2:11:32 ! Woo Baby woo!

Last years - 2:14:12

Next years - ? emoticon

All the feelings I felt were there because of all the little victories I've made throughout the winter. Putting in the time! Reading about form, caring about balance, strength, and endurance. Practicing those skills everyday. That is empowering. I'm hooked for life!

Thank you friends for every drop of encouragement you've gave me along the way! emoticon

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Nikki :)

*Bonus pics of my sweet baby Jetson Marie. Never mind my hair ... we'll just go with 'just got of the treadmill' as apposed to 'just got out of bed.' ;)



*I guess you can't do multiple videos on one blog. My bad. I will post the other two.
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MISHAMW 6/6/2013 10:27AM

    So I watched all three videos, and I guess this one (the first main blog) is the most appropriate place to make the comment. I don't know...

First off, congrats on your run! You did amazing (and you looked amazing too)!!!!

I think your time (on both) was absolutely stellar!!!

I am still at awe that anyone can run those things. Oh well.

Glad you had fun and did so well. I am proud of you (and for you too!)!!!

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WIO_ALISA 6/6/2013 10:26AM

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You conquered more than the hill...

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COOP9002 6/6/2013 10:16AM

    Excellent job on conquering that hill. You are doing fantastic!

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MARGARITTM 6/6/2013 10:08AM

    Congrats on your great 1/2 - love those reports!

Especially to do a better time than last year.

Can't wait for the report on the next one!

Save me some water at the finish line!

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BAKER1009 6/6/2013 9:43AM

    Prety Jet! Holy cow Nikki, look at your arms in that pictures...beautiful!! emoticon

I'm so proud of you, words can't tell you just how much! You're so gonna be my rock when we run together next year! Just think, you can raise your arms up when you cross the finish line...with me in them! As in, carrying me across, LOL!!!

Love ya girl!
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ONMYMEDS 6/6/2013 8:56AM

    Wow, NICE job!! You are practically glowing in that post race video.

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ANATASHIKI 6/6/2013 8:14AM

    yay! super Nikki! emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 6/6/2013 2:09AM

    Congratulations, Nikki! You look absolutely awesome for someone who just ran a half marathon!! Way to go, girl!
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KA_JUN 6/5/2013 11:44PM

    You are a CHAMP! Well done!

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03BFISCHER 6/5/2013 9:19PM

    Inspirational!! Congratulations!!! Proud of you!!! Great job!!!

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KANDOLAKER 6/5/2013 8:26PM

    Congratulations on running such a great race and getting in the flow! Awesome, awesome, awesome! (You wondered why everyone doesn't put their hands up at the finish - and I can remember a time when I literally did not have the strength left to raise them.) You rock !!

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FLORNH 6/5/2013 8:16PM

    Woo Hoo!

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