Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Marathon Relay Checked off the List

Well I did it, I ran in a Marathon. Well I ran 5 miles of a marathon. 

I woke up on November 24 & it was balmy 24 degrees.  OMG what was I thinking I am going to go running in this weather.  I got out of bed, took a shower, ate breakfast & got all bundled up.  I was off to run the 3rd leg of the Route 66 Marathon.  I got to the staging area for my leg at 9:15 am but I knew my sister & Kelly wouldn’t be there until at least 10 but I wanted to make sure I was there & ready for them.  I wasn’t going to let my team down.  After my toes went numb from the cold & my knees started to buckle they finally arrived & I am off.  I ran most of my 5 miles & I had people cheering me on from the side of the road because I had my name on my shirt (see picture).  I don’t know what my time was but I think I finished my leg in 55 minutes to 1 hour.  Our whole finished in 4 hours 28 minutes.  I am really glad I did it however the cold weather can kiss my butt.  I would do it agian & maybe next year I can do the Half Martahon.  I did get a medal for finishing.  So I now have 2 medals.

My next race probably won’t be until March.  Unless I can find another one I want to do before then.  I was hoping to do the Jingle Bell Run again this year but I am so glad I didn’t sign up for it.  The low temperature for that morning is supposed to be 11 degrees.
So until next time keep on running!!!!
My race day outfit

My Medal