Wednesday, October 6, 2010

1/2 marathon #2!!!

Last Saturday I completed my 2nd half marathon
13.22 miles in 2:22:50
The day started with a light rain mist and the sun rose to overcast skies.
The weather remained cool (around lo 50 to hi 60) but
became quite humid as the morning progressed.
It was actually great running weather!

I had the great pleasure of having my daughter running by my side!
Erin is training for her first ultra marathon (30.1 miles) next month
and had already put in 22 miles the day before...
Bless her heart as she stayed with me at my pace
while we made our way along the course.
I had been working very hard at keeping myself
at my comfortable pace and running MY race
Any of you that have run in organized races
knows how tough that can be!!
Dear Retired Fireguy was our official photographer
as our son-in-law Chris was also running,
in addition to our new running friends Larry & Tina ~
Chris & Larry both had amazing finish times
for the half marathon and Tina had a fantastic finish
for her very first 5k!!!
After our accomplishments we all shared
great food & beverage in beautiful downtown Sacramento.
It was a wonderful day and it was great to socialize with
fellow running folks who we share the common bond of fitness with!!
The video below was put together for me by Larry who
ran back to Erin & I at about mile 12.5
(this after he had already finished his 13.1 miles!!!)
Larry ran along with me & Erin as the two of them
pushed me to make a strong finish :-)
I truly appreciate all of their positive input and encouragement!
Thanks guys...
Hope you enjoy watching my short video appearance below!!


Stacy said...

You both look great!! Congrats again! :)

Mrs. V said...

For the record, 50K = 31.1 miles =)
Congrats again, what a great day it was!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness Leslee! How awesome is this?? Uber-awesome! And that your daughter ran with you and your husband was there to support you! How neat that your son-in-law ran too!

You do look amazing!

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