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What a race!

Monday, April 28, 2014

What a race we had! We had a two hour delay due to weather. Lightning, thunder and wall clouds with the wind changing directions every 10 or 15 minutes.

We finally were able to line up. It began hailing and raining. By now everyone was ready to get going. At one point, we were worried that they would cancel the race, but we lucked out.

My oldest and I started out and every time we turned a corner, we had a hill. We were doing pretty well with our pace. Then, the sun came out and the humidity went crazy. At one point we heard it was close to 90 degrees.

I started getting light headed. I stopped several times just to put my head between my knees. I was drinking water and Gatorade. I had trouble catching my breath, at times. We grabbed pretzels and had fruit snacks. I kept going!

My daughter kept telling me that we could do this and to keep going. I guess at one point my lips were white and scared her. The last three miles it was my turn to encourage her. Her knees, hips and shoulders began to ache. Her feet were hurting and she was hot.

I saw the finish line and just focused on it. I started pulling away from my daughter, but I was afraid that if I stopped I wouldn't be able to get going again. So I ran until the finish line and waited for her. I grabbed her hand and we crossed the finish line together. She beat me by 1 second! emoticon

Our time was 2:24:43and 2:24:44. We both were very happy with this time considering all that we "ran through."

The best part was when my daughter said she was glad she ran. I think it boosted her confidence and made her realize how strong she really is. We ran it together and supported each other when it was needed.

We are home and it's time to hit the bed. Happy running!
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ALICIA363 4/28/2014 5:51PM

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MEXGAL1 4/28/2014 3:37PM

    That is completely awesome! I actually thought about you and wondered how you did.
Such a great thing for Mother and Daughter to do and so great that you supported each other.
Wonderful!
Oh and the times sound great to me as well.
cool!
Sallie

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KRISZTA11 4/28/2014 1:41PM

    Congrats to both of you!
The weather sounds horrible, you were very strong to wait it out and run.
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5BADDOGS 4/28/2014 12:15PM

    Good for you - Congrats! What a sense of accomplishment you two must be sharing!

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KANOE10 4/28/2014 9:52AM

    That was a great race...you both supported each other and made it through in excellent time. What a wonderful sharing with your daughter. I am not surprised you lost 3 pounds. Hope you got some rest for work today.

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ROXYZMOM 4/28/2014 7:44AM

    Wow! You guys did combat quite a few obstacles! That is one for the books! I am glad you both had a great time!!
Congratulations!
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ONEKIDSMOM 4/28/2014 6:59AM

    emoticon race report. Brought a tear or two to my eyes! So proud of you both! emoticon

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TIME-4-TINA 4/28/2014 6:53AM

    Well, you conquered it all! What a great thing to experience with your daughter. Congratulations to you both.
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DOGLADY13 4/28/2014 6:04AM

    What a race!!! You are amazing. You stayed with it despi5e the considerable obstacles. You and your daughter can hone this race story and go on the road. Wowser! Incredible!

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KPETSCHE 4/28/2014 1:37AM

    You guys did emoticon !!!

Big virtual pats on the back to both of you for all that you ran though! I'm sure it was tough running in the different weather conditions.

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JANTHEBLONDE 4/28/2014 1:24AM

    Congratulations to you and your daughter! That is fabulous you ran a half marathon together! That is unbelievable you both finished 2:24:40 and 2:24:41.... what awesome time! I am so proud of both you!
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