My first Marathon!! The Dallas Marathon Dec 9, 2012!!
Ross and I carpooled with mom and dad to downtown
Dallas bright and early Sunday morning! Mom was
running the half and Dad came along to cheer
her on! Ross came to my very first
full marathon to cheer me on! They
were both great supporters the entire day!
Ross and I before the race!
I was really excited and nervous about the
marathon and eager to see how my
training would pay off!
Dad and Mom before the race!
Dad and Ross took good care of us making
sure we had our change of clothes
and plenty of water after our races!!
Mom and I before the race!
I am always so excited that she is involved with the
Luke's training and coaching program with me and that I
get to see her bright and early on Saturday morning training
runs where we both give each other looks of
"what are we thinking!!" This was her 3rd Dallas
Half marathon!! She rocks the 13.1 distance!!
Mom, Jennifer and I! Jennifer
ran with mom to pace her for the half!
They kept one another going the entire time!
Jennifer is also coaching with us in the spring time!
She is so graceful when she runs!
Ross took a photo of me crossing the finish line!!
Wahoo!! It was a tough day out there for sure!
The humidity made it tough to breathe and
then I hit a wall mentally which was no fun at all...
I cried...walked some...jogged some...and
eventually finished my first full!
I will definitely say that I learned a lot out
there on the course of 26.2 miles and as crazy as it
sounds will train for another one!!
The bands and the crowds of family and
friends cheering everyone on at every mile
marker were great and really kept me going!!
Mom and I in front of the christmas tree near Sprinkles!!
Once I finished the race I said now off to Sprinkles
cupcakes!! I had just completed 26.2 miles
and all I wanted was a cupcake to top off the day!
We went to Sprinkles were the nice ladies congratulated me on
the full marathon and added fun stickers to my cupcake
box which totally made my day even better!!
Luke's Celebration Party!!
Jessi and I at the party! We are always chatting it
up with the latest stories at work and on our runs!
Jessi ran the 13.1 rock n roll half in Vegas and had
a blast!! I told her next year I will head out there
with her to run one! We always enjoy our runs and
hanging out at shops at legacy in our down time!
Monica and I enjoying the evening!
Monica can some how talk me into any
crazy trail run or long distance run just for fun!
She ran the marine core marathon in DC!
She is a hardcore runner and I really enjoyed
training with her this past season!
We would get together at 4:30 am to
start running in order to get our long runs in!
Monica is always a positive influence and
if you can get up at 4 am to run with someone that
someone is really special!!
Ross was my handsome date at the party!
A great supporter and encourager with
all of my running adventures!!