Sunday, July 4, 2010

MY 1/2 marathon... Part 1

I did it...
I set a goal, followed the plan and completed it!!!
Goal; to run a half marathon before my 50th birthday ~ CHECK!
The plan; Runner's World SmartCoach ~ CHECK!!!
Complete it; I finished in 2:23:48 CHECK!!!!

I had set a personal goal of finishing in 2 1/2 hours and made it.

Here I am out on the course;

Words really cannot
described how beautiful Seattle is!!
The course had us running along Lake Washington,
we ran by both Qwest & Safeco fields.
The crowds lined the course the majority of the way!!
There were bands playing every mile ~
Steve, Erin & Tommy were at mile 6 with
handmade signs by Erin and cowbells cheering us on!!

Steve met me at the final corner with a bouquet of flowers,
kissed me and said "See you at the finish"!!!

I carried those flowers proudly
across the finish line
as I bawled like a baby...

Seriously, it was such an emotional experience for me!!

TaDa!!! I made it!!
Here I am with my future daughter-in-law
who ran her 1st full marathon in RECORD TIME
and my son-in-law
who completed his 2nd full marathon and NAILED it!!!
The 'OHANA'...
♥ ♥ ♥ these guys!!! and STILL smiling...

Next up, begin training for my next 1/2 marathon in October...
I think I want to get a few more 1/2's
under my belt before thinking about a full... Yes, I said it!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! My! Wonderful photos of an amazing goal successfully accomplished!

Blessings & Aloha!

Linds said...

You did awesome!! You can do whatever you put your mind to Leslee! Your already thinking about the Full, Love it! We will all have to run it with you.

Kim said...

I am so proud of you!!! Congratulations!!! I am just starting to train now. Will you tell me what training program you used?

Marice said...

WOW! Nice one, congratulations :) those are great photos indeed!

Nell said...

Great job Leslee! I LOVE 1/2 marathons! Even better than the one full I've done. You look great!! Congrats!

Nicolasa said...

Congrats! That is such an accomplishment! I can completely understand how emotional you must have been! I felt that way with my 5K.

PS. I don't know how I wasn't following you anymore! How did that happen!? Anyway, I am back on your blog! yay!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You set a goal and accomplished it....not an easy feat! Great job :)

Angie Vik said...

Well done, my friend. You're amazing. I can barely run to the mailbox and back without stopping. Congratulations on reaching your goals. It was fun to read about this great experience. Keep up the good work.