Sunday, October 26, 2008

We Did It!

I did it! I completed the Marine Corps Marathon 10k! And my husband did too!

ALSON XXXX (10K) | Bib #XXXX | DC - USA | Age 24 | M
START: 8:26:04 AM
Finish: 01:15:06
TIME Net: 01:15:06 Chip Time: 01:14:07 Pace: 12:05

JACKIE XXXX (10K) | Bib #XXXX | DC - USA | Age 23 | F
START: 8:26:03 AM
Finish: 01:15:10
TIME Net: 01:15:10 Chip Time: 01:14:11 Pace: 12:05

The best part...we ran the ENTIRE time. I was really afraid that I would have to walk after a while, especially since I have bronchitis and we didn't train hardcore the last 3 weeks, but we pushed through and didn't stop until the end. I started coughing pretty bad around mile 4, but a little water and my husband's sleeve for my runny nose (true love, I know) helped keep me going.

Our time wasn't bad, especially since I was convinced it would take us an hour and a half to two hours. Alson is a good sport too. He is almost a foot taller than me and has a ginormous stride, so he could have finished a lot faster, but chose to run with me instead. I really appreciate that! Next time I hope to be a little faster, but I am okay with baby steps for the next few months.

I almost tossed my cookies (actually, a banana) at the end of the race. There is a really steep hill right at the finish line and it almost did me in, but nothing came up so I was okay (sorry, TMI). It was still a little embarrassing though, so I hope to not experience that next time!

Anyway, I am so proud that we completed a race. I have been wanting to run something, anything, for almost 2 years. Now I can cross that off my list!

Next up...Jingle All the Way 10k on Dec. 14th. Any other DC runners planning to run this race? I know Heidi is planning to run. It should be fun!

10 comments:

  1. yay!!! thats so awesome!

    I got bronchitis after marine corps marathon last year - so i couldn't imagine running WITH it. Go you!

    I need to start running again, i started going to the gym again this past week, i took 1-2 weeks off after Hartford but this week i need to start running again. Especially if i want to run that 5k on thanksgiving. :)

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  2. oooooh, congrats! I'd admire people who have this much dedication to runnung...I'd last about four blocks :)

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  3. Congratulations - that's pretty awesome. I love how you guys ran it together and kept the same pace!

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  4. aww, what a great husband.

    most people i know who run marathons as a way of life do have their breakfast come up... they way they talk about it it seems like a badge of honor. just remember that in case it ever happens again : )

    and Congratulations on the accomplishment!

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  5. I was TOTALLY thinking of you guys on Sunday, wondering how you did!!! That's a really good time, especially for your *first* 10km. So.... are you hooked or what? :) I'm glad you decided to do another one in December, yah!

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  7. You go, girl! Running a 10k when you've been sick and feeling like crap, and not even stopping to walk? You seriously rock. :)

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  8. Congrats! I'm up for doing Jingle All the Way on Dec 14. That would be a good starting point for half-marathon training. I've actually never run a race other than a half-marathon, sad huh.

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  9. Yay! How exciting! Congrats - I'm so glad you had a good experience!

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