Sunday, October 20, 2013

More Running Fun!

I spent last weekend in Victoria.  Three blissful nights of uninterupted sleeep!  No senile old dogs who want out every two hours all night long!  That alone was enough for an epic weekend, but I was there to run another half marathon...the Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon!
So I was up ridiculously early on Sunday morning, hanging out with 5000 other people running the half!  Over 10,000 people ran various events that day, from a one mile kids' race to a full marathon!

 I trained all summer for this run and was hoping to finish a few minutes faster than my first half marathon in Mayo. 
 It went better than I'd hoped!  I didn't cramp up, didn't feel like I was going to die at any point and I finished a whopping 16 minutes faster crossing the line in 2:23:07!  Running in the middle of the pack in a bigger race is a lot of fun!
My first finisher's medal!  I am ridiculously proud of that thing! 
I'm going to run a few more halves next year.  I'm registered for one in Calgary on June 1.  Next October, I'm planning to run Victoria again, but as my first FULL MARATHON!


dogsled_stacie said...

You look RIDICULOUSLY happy in that last photo with the medal! Congrats you crazy lady!

World of Animals, Inc said...

Looks like a really fun day. We are glad that you got a great medal. Lots of training does pay off. Thanks for the wonderful share. Have a fantastic rest of your week.
World of Animals