Sunday, November 22, 2009

Running A Half-Marathon

Yesterday I did something I thought I'd never do. I ran a half-marathon, 13.1 miles. I couldn't have done it without the accountability and encouragement of my running partners, who are 10x better than me. I aspire to run like them someday!! I ran my personal best, which shocked even myself. I finished in 2 hours 11 min. The funny part was that I actually placed second in my age catagory. My response was complete shock. It was a smaller race and there must not have been a lot in my class. I told Jason that the Lord had a sense of humor, making my first race one that I place. I am sure that will be the last time!! Here a few pictures from yesterday. It rained that day, so I was wet. The rain actually made it more refreshing when we ran.
From left to right. Anna Magee(she was the one that I ran with until mile 10..I couldn't have done as well as I did without her). Carine Mattix(she was my 5 am running partner...she is an awesome running and encourager) Brenda Pierson(LC biology professor that ran sometime with us on the weekends). Jon(LC student that is a cross country runner that on a whim decided to run the half-marathon and had never run that far in his life. His time: 1 hour 45 min!! Puke!! ;)


Gina said...

Well done on your 1/2 marathon! I am with Carolina Hope (nightlight) agency and have been following your progress. I am hoping and praying that we all hear something soon from Lisa about our children. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Paula said...

Congratulations, Cara! That's something I don't think I could ever do. My husband started running several years ago and has now run quite a few marathons... I forget how many. I know how hard that first distance race is. You did well and deserve a pat on the back!

Jen Stutzman said...

You are so dang cute!!! You went very quickly from not running to running a half marathon. Go girl Go!!! I am praying that we will run together some day!!