August 23rd, 2010
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I was SUPER excited for the race.
Ps LOOK AT MA MAN HAND. WHOA.

I was SUPER excited for the race.

Ps LOOK AT MA MAN HAND. WHOA.

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August 23rd, 2010
35 notes ·

98% of all statistics are made up. Except these, these are not made up. Truth.

Here some stats from the race (they’re not super impressive, but hey, I didn’t come last):

Distance: 30 kilometers / 18.7 miles
Total Place:
599/652. You better believe I’m proud I beat 53 people.
Exact Chip Time: 3:33:59.7
Pace: 7:09/km (or 11:09/mile)
Women 20 - 29 Place: 72/83
Gender Place: 305/335

I find it amazing how hard I worked for my 7:09 pace time, yet so many people beat me! People are really amazing (and fast!), including the guy I saw running it with 1 leg (umm, holy hell, I was in awe).

This puts me on track for a 4h 48 minutes marathon ps.

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August 23rd, 2010
71 notes ·
Dear Black-Medal-Thingy. 
Welcome home.  You deserve your spot, fair and square, on my wall.  I remember last year, after running 15k (9.3m), and thus welcoming Pink/Purple-Medal-Thingy home, thinking there’s no way I could ever run 30k (18.6m), like… no way. 
 Well, somewhere, along the road, my mindset changed and I figured out a way to earn you. It wasn’t easy, but I did it.  
I started out strong: at the first 5k I came in at 31 minutes, at the 10k mark I hit 1:03, at 16k (10 miles), I was 1h 40. I was strong. I was beaming.  I was even smiling between 23k and 25k, and then I felt my legs start to hurt, my butt get tense, and those last few kilometers? My God, those last few kilometers were the hardest of my life (I’m looking at you kilometer 29k - 30k, omigod).
But then suddenly I finished, and it was over, and I had you around my neck. You, my new treasured friend, which I earned with a lot of blisters, sore muscles and sweat.
Welcome Home, 
Love E

Dear Black-Medal-Thingy.

Welcome home.  You deserve your spot, fair and square, on my wall.  I remember last year, after running 15k (9.3m), and thus welcoming Pink/Purple-Medal-Thingy home, thinking there’s no way I could ever run 30k (18.6m), like… no way.

 Well, somewhere, along the road, my mindset changed and I figured out a way to earn you. It wasn’t easy, but I did it. 

I started out strong: at the first 5k I came in at 31 minutes, at the 10k mark I hit 1:03, at 16k (10 miles), I was 1h 40. I was strong. I was beaming.  I was even smiling between 23k and 25k, and then I felt my legs start to hurt, my butt get tense, and those last few kilometers? My God, those last few kilometers were the hardest of my life (I’m looking at you kilometer 29k - 30k, omigod).

But then suddenly I finished, and it was over, and I had you around my neck. You, my new treasured friend, which I earned with a lot of blisters, sore muscles and sweat.

Welcome Home,

Love E

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August 22nd, 2010
61 notes ·

Brilliant Day. 30k (18.6m) DONE in 3:33!!

VERY sore, but going to bed with a smile on my face.

Night My Blog Babies, night.

E

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August 20th, 2010
41 notes ·

Just picked up my race kit for tomorrow’s 30k (18.8m) race! Officially nervous. Especially as it’s an evening race, which means if I’m not past certain marks, by certain times, they’ll kick me off the course due to the dark. Eeeek!

In other news, question: how nice is the New Balance sweater for the race?
Answer: Soooooo nice.

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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!



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