Saturday, November 9, 2013

Half Mara Madness

On your marks...
Staying strong at mile 5...
   The final hill (2 miles long, but who's counting?!) Please, no pictures...
Kickin' in to the finish line... With a time of 2:03:01.
   It was humbling to be running with awesome first-timers (Cat & Erin), to be cheered on by a bestie who inspired me by recently completing her first half (Allyson)--not to mention several Ironmen (Greg, Becky & Ray). And it was amazing to be there with Talva, who passed me twice and looked impossibly strong as she completed the full marathon in about 3:31, achieving Cheetah status (running a mara in under 4:00 in all 50 states). What an incredible day!
   I laid around and did nothing for the balance of it, in case you were wondering. ;)
Expert photographer and cheerer-onner, Greg:
The incredible Allyson. She always makes my day!
With superstar Cat:
Ray & Becky:
Relaxing at the finish...