Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thats about all I can say. It was pretty pathetic but hey I finished! It took me 2 hrs and 54 minutes. The hills on this were killer. I thought I had done enough work on the rolling hills out by where I live. Um NO! The second hill (actually it was the top section of a longer hill) was so steep you could walk as fast as you could run. Think middleton road hill but for a half mile. I had 2 major obstacles as well during the race. My first obstacle came when I had to make a pit stop at hidden springs. For those of you who would like to hear more of this adventure email me and I will gladly share as it is a little too graphic for a public blog, but a funny story! My second obstacle was at mile 10 when my knee started hurting so bad I wanted to cry. So I had to walk(limp) the last 3 miles. I was able to muster up a slow jog across the last little stretch to the finish line where I was greeted by my mom and my brother and his family. That was so awesome to see them and made me feel good. I have a goal to run it next year and be 30 pounds lighter(so I dont kill my joints) and run it 45 minutes faster.
Posted by Ashley at 6:56 AM