Sunday, April 26

I'm tired...

...and I guess I should be. I ran a half-marathon yesterday! That's 13.1 miles! It was hot and very hard, but so worth it. My brother also ran. I saw him about a mile or so into the race. We chatted for a minute and then he went ahead of me. He finished the race in 2 hours and 16 minutes! That is a great time...especially considering he just started running early this year. I came in just under 3 hours. Considering the heat, I was very happy! Michelle came out and watched us as we came out of one of the parks. She got some pretty good pics.

The start line

There's our baby bro!

And there's me! I actually stopped for a minute and talked to Michelle. She was so nice to come out so early in the morning, I couldn't just run past waving. Plus, it was time for me to take an energy gel, so it was a welcome break. This was about the 6 mile mark, I think.

So, in all it was a pretty good day. I have now completed 1/2 my goal of running a marathon!

This is going to be another busy week for us. I'm sure you've all heard of the Kentucky Derby. Well, we live just outside of Louisville where the Derby is, so the week will be filled with lots of fun family events (most are even free!) I plan on taking the kids to several events during the week. We also have the day off on Friday (yep, that's how huge the Derby is here!) I'm going to take the kids to the zoo. Hopefully the rain they are predicting will hold off until next week.

Have a great week everybody!


Karen said...

Congratulations!! Way to go!!

I attended a sports journalism conference at Churchill Downs about 12 years ago. It was held the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, so all the bigwigs were there, and we got to meet some of them. I learned a lot, and it was soooo much fun! I would love to go to the actual event sometime. Have a great week!

Colleen said...

Whoohoo! Way to go, Jen! I'm so impressed.