Saturday, April 17, 2010

13.1

MILES. Yes, you read that right- 13.1 miles. That is how far I ran today. Well, not just me, 6 of my good friends and a few thousand other people in Salt Lake. It may not seem like that big of an accomplishment for the marathon runners out there, but that was a first for me. It was huge accomplishment in my life. I'm so happy it's over, but I'm equally happy that we did it. There were definitely moments along the way that I wasn't sure how I was going to finish. I had to give myself some serious pep-talks and pray really hard at some points. But we all did it, and we did it well. The feeling of crossing the finish line was something wonderful and worth feeling. I will however say, that the pain I have felt since about 30 minutes after I was done, and that I am still feeling right now - extreme exhaustion, aches, and pains all over- is not one bit pleasant. But emotionally, I feel good. Thank you to my dear friends that did this with me. Without you, I would have never done it.
7:00 am start from Olympic Stadium





Finish line was at the Gateway in SLC.

6 comments:

  1. WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!! You explained it so well. I prayed maybe every mile after mile 5 that I would finish. It was so hard. And it felt SO GOOD to cross that line. So true- So glad we did it, but yet so glad its OVER!!! Court- you have no idea how proud I am of you!!! I too would not have been able to do it without everyone. It was awesome having that support system with our group doing it together. I literally could not walk this morning from sheer sore pain. I hope your knees are ok. We should all get together with running group one more time before you leave for a 3 miler. Yeah?

    PS. Lets go to a cycling class this week please

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  2. told you i found ya :) nice job. That is something i will never choose to do in my life, so power to ya!

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  3. I am SO proud of you. Great job Court!

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  4. YOU DID IT! I am so proud of you. How are those poor knees of yours? Court, I am impressed!

    I love you.

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  5. WAY TO GO!! I'm seriously SO SO SO proud of you!! You did it! And it was HARD. ANd you still did it. You go, girl.

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  6. Really? you had to post that last picture of me? I look like I'm going to die... oh wait, that's pretty much how I felt.

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