Sunday, October 3, 2010

Three is a Magic Number

I finished up my third half marathon today and beat my time from the last two. Go me!IMGP2953

I feel pretty well this evening. My legs are a little tight, and my left toes are still cramping a bit because of some issues I’ve been having with my extremities for the last few months. I expected a big blister on my right foot, which barely formed due to a wonderful moleskin patch. All in all, I’m faring well. Dan has been my hero this afternoon, taking the kids off my hands and letting me nap and get a pedicure. He rocks!IMGP2978- (2)

Back in May when I started training for this race, I planned to do a full marathon. I started following a run/walk training plan, but realized in July that I was going to have to commit LARGE chunks of time to make the full marathon a reality. I decided to drop the idea and do just the half. And today? I am soooo thankful I did. I realize I am just not full marathon capable. A half marathon is about all I feel motivated to do, and I’m really okay with never checking “full marathon” off my Bucket List. My aspirations lie elsewhere.IMGP2970

This was the ninth and final Lewis & Clark marathon. I’m a little bummed about that, because it was such a great course for “hobbyists” like me. Next year, the L&C will become one of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathons in downtown St. Louis instead. After my St. Louis half marathon this past April, I have sworn off the downtown races. I’ll wait and see if some other half marathon (or similar race) catches my fancy in the future. But, for now, three IS a magic number!IMGP2982-


Scenes From The Barn Door said...

Congratulations! I hadn't heard about this being the last L&C. That is a bummer. Hope your legs continue to feel well today :)

JC's Loft said...

WOW...that is so impressive E! Congratulations!

Gina said...

Congrats! I am so bummed that that was the last one. B and I both want to do a half, so we might have to look into the STL one next year!

scrappysue said...

FANTASTIC!!! how inspiring


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