September 30th, 2010
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1/2 Marathon # THREE!! 

  • Umm WHOA, never-ever, thought I’d create a post with that title.

Well, it was a saunter run to say the least; my final chip time was 2 hours, 29 minutes, but I’d like to add that I had a 7 minute (omigod 7 minute!! Stupid lack-of-washrooms) washroom stop, and I was running slow not-fast on purpose due to my shin splints, and as I’m terrified of hurting myself before the Full Marathon in 10 days (!!!!!! $*#@% !!!!!!).

My friend, A, ran it too. It was her first big race, and I can honestly say I felt like a beaming mother when she crossed the finish line. I was so, so proud of her.

So proud.

After our 1/2s we went and watched the full marathoners finish and I was in awe of each and every one of them.  I saw a guy’s legs buckle about 700 meters away from the finish line. The paramedics had to come and help him; my heart went out to him. It was really sad to watch.

Some people have asked me what my goal time is for the full.  The answer? To finish.  And I sincerely mean that. 

I will be thrilled to finish the race, no matter what my time is.  I’m a 165 pound girl, running 42.2 kilometers (26.1 miles), when I started running less than 2 years ago. 

Actually, “thrilled” is probably an understatement of how I’ll feel. Whever I run races I am overcome with emotions at certain parts of the race, and always have to hold back tears when I cross the finish line.  I have no doubt I will be crying tears of joy, when I cross the finish line on October 10th, as I’m sure I’ll be my #1 fan, beaming with pride for myself.

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  1. zoewscott said: Congratulations! :)
  2. katiepiemiscellany said: That’s a fantastic “saunter”!
  3. one-twenty-five posted this
Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!