Monday, February 25, 2008

about that run...

whew. Thanks for all the wonderful comments about how I'm not posting drivel. You certainly know how to prop a girl up:)

Well the run was fantastic and the hardest thing I've ever done! It turns out it was 8 km instead of 10 which is good because I think 10 would have killed me. Seriously! The hills. Our first "race" I mostly just ran. I think my time was 64 mins to do 10km which is fine but certainly doesn't break any land speed records. My time on this race was 42 something. I have to wait until the times are posted to give an official time. She said it to me as I panted across the finish line but I was in no shape to remember numbers which isn't my strong suit at the best of times.

here I am coming across the finish line

I can honestly say I ran HARD and it was a hard course! There were so many hills. At one point I felt like I just wanted to stop. and sit down. and never get up again. Crazy right?! Obviously I'm not that mentally tough.

here's Angela coming in for her stellar finish.

Ange, who is tough when it counts, beat Moranda and I with a time of 42.13 (I think, again not great with numbers)
There will be no photos of Moranda crossing the finish line as she made me promise not to post them. I think she looks fantastic but you'll just have to take my word for it.

here she is with her cheering section.

Ange and I (Moranda will NOT get involved in the discussions, smart girl) have been talking about doing a half marathon but I'm not sure I have what it takes to run for 2 -2 1/2 hours. We'll see.

Look at us. YAY we finished it alive and well!!

It did show us that our leisurely 11 km runs a couple times a week are not going to cut it if we want to race. We're going to have to train to race. The next one is a 10 km trail run in two weeks and I'm going to try to get some hill training in. I don' t want to feel like I'm dieing again.

My cheering section spent most of their time running around the park. I think they came for the coffee and cupcakes after.

So there you go. Race was great! I'm totally seizing up today so my run tomorrow should be interesting. If you see me in the fetal position by the side to the road, please take pity and dial 911.

The race was sponsored by Peninsula runners and they wanted a group shot for their website. I'm in the bottom right hand corner under the kids.


beyond the desperate housewife said...

incredible and great for you! I have so much respect for the runner you are...Not something I ever had the desire to do(unless dragged behind a truck!)
You are amazing!

Family Adventure said...

Congratulations! 42 minutes (if that is what it turns out to be) IS AMAZING!


Monica said...

You are impressive!! And have every right to be proud. My family racewalks (we need to start doing races again). There's nothing like crossing the finish line!! Keep it up, girl.

Mary said... did great :)

Anonymous said...

WOW Shay you should be really proud of yourself, great job! and no I don't mind if you read my other blog :)

Amy said...

awesome job, sista! i hope you do the 1/2 marathon. i did one last year, and i begin my training next week for one in may! we'll see if i can do it this year! last year i was more enthused about it. i hope you do it. you seem very motivated!


Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Wow, you guys are so inspiring! Wonderful job, and good luck on the hill training. ick:)

LoriD said...

Well done! Those hilly courses can be murder.

InTheFastLane said...

Nice Job! Sometimes it is all about finishing. You will keep getting better and better.

Becky said...

Congrats! I wish I had the guts to do a run. Sadly, I do not.

Jess said...

Just looking at these pictures makes me exhausted. Go you for doing so well!

Lori said...

Okay- I am finally getting the picture that these are RACES- not just-for-fun-runs. WOW! I have only done a few "fun runs" and have never ever tried to compete for time. I am a very slow runner (in fact, calling it "running" is really stretching the truth).

You gals might have to consider trekking to Spokane to do Bloomsday. It's an experience!! (In case you didn't know, it is the largest timed run on the West Coast- or, at least it used to be).

Klin said...

Shay- You are fantabulous! A great accomplishment and your cheering section got in some good running, too. ;)

TheVasquez3 said...

thanks for stopping by our blog, your comments are so appreciated...especially by my husband!! lol

your blog is great and this post has inspired me...i mean i think you are awesome for that! i am not a runner myself BUT your awesomeness has me resolved that the next time i go to the mall i am not going to drive around for an hour looking for a close spot. oh yeah baby i am finding one a little further away oh oh i will even park on the opposite END of the store i need to go to, mama needs her exercise!

SEE how you are changing lives?!?

i am adding you to my google reader so i can come back and soak up more of your bloggy goodness. and hey any friend of Miss sniz is most def a friend of mine! (like it or not...hey, you started it!)

Steph said...

WTG can you send some of those positive running vibes my way? I can't seem to make it past 2 miles!

Sniz said...

Wow, I'm sooo proud of you!

Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations - you shoudl be so proud - what a great example for your kids.

Love your new header photo BTW!