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Kaiser Half Marathon today! (Pic heavy)

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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I was able to do it!  My sinuses weren't bad when I woke up today (woke up with a head cold yesterday, so I wasn't sure about today), so I went for it.  I came in 4 minutes over my ambitious goal, which I'm proud of.  I probably would've hit it if I wasn't sick, but I can live with that!  2:19!!

I took tons of pics, all moving (as I was trying to keep my time good), so excuse the poor quality:

Headed into SF

Me at the start, ready to go!  Surprisingly not nervous.  Quite relaxed!

Going across the start

A guy with nice calves in a banana costume (I finished just behind him)

Various shots going through Golden Gate National Park:

Conservatory of Flowers

Academy of Sciences/Natural History Museum

Amphitheater

Buffalo (NOT native- part of the zoo)

First glimpse of the coast

Along the Great Highway (about half of the race was an out and back along the Great Highway)

Final mile!  Excuse my fogged up lens!

Me with my finisher's medal

I'm SOOO glad I ran today!  Definitely a PR- my last half road race was August 2011, and I ran a 2:52 (I was still over 200 lbs at the time).  I needed this!  I'm ready to go again!!

Also, this is my third finisher's medal- I have told myself since that first half that once I have 3 finisher's medals, I can get a rack for them!  Woo hoo!  Time to start shopping around!  LOL

Many more medals to come!

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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roxysmommy
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Congrats!!! What a beauitful run!

My husband works for Kaiser :)

Hunnybadgerkins
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 7:58 PM
Wow fabulous pics and a great time!!! Love the banana :)
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jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM
Woohoo!! I'm so glad you were feeling better and able to do this momma!!
Beautiful pics! Love the banana :)!
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Lesgerm
by Leslie on Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:10 PM
I'm so glad you were able to run it! Great time too :)
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caterpilar
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM
Yay! Congrats! Love the pics! :)
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mem82
by Bronze Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Such a pretty run. Great job! Get a big rack for the medals.
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CrazedMomof2
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Great job!!
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Silvertears1275
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 10:54 PM

I'm glad you felt well enough to do it!  Congrats on the PR!

reneawesley
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Great job!
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susieQ680
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 9:11 AM

Congrats

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