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Kaiser Half Marathon today! (Pic heavy)

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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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Stefanie83
by Ruby Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:09 PM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 1:42 PM
Yay! I'm so glad you were able to run it! Awesome time! Now I know what my goal is ;)
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ZakTuffMavsMom
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 5:51 PM

That's so awesome! I did a 7k Sunday and I want to sign up for a 10k, but I'm so nervous!

kary1124
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 5:57 PM
great job!
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tanya_marieh
by Tanya on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:36 PM

You did great and what a wonderful view.  I ran half of my 5K the other day as well.  I put pictures up on that post if you felt the urge to look at the crazies.

mefingas
by Morgan on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:13 AM
Congrats. You rock. I hope to pr on my next alf even by a couple of minutes
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musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:44 AM

Aw, you can totally do it!  Keep increasing your distance, and don't be ashamed to walk!  I walked during this race (15-30 seconds every half mile).  Great job on the 7K! =)

Quoting ZakTuffMavsMom:

That's so awesome! I did a 7k Sunday and I want to sign up for a 10k, but I'm so nervous!


Suzanne

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

musicpisces
by Suzanne on Feb. 5, 2013 at 2:46 AM

ME TOO!!!  I am pretty happy with that time.  I literally woke up and was like, "Am I stuffed up???  How does my face feel???  How am I doing???" and was THRILLED I was okay!  SUCH a relief!!

Quoting MamaJessx3:

Yay! I'm so glad you were able to run it! Awesome time! Now I know what my goal is ;)


Suzanne

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

MamaJessx3
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 10:09 AM
It was meant to be! :)

Quoting musicpisces:

ME TOO!!!  I am pretty happy with that time.  I literally woke up and was like, "Am I stuffed up???  How does my face feel???  How am I doing???" and was THRILLED I was okay!  SUCH a relief!!

Quoting MamaJessx3:

Yay! I'm so glad you were able to run it! Awesome time! Now I know what my goal is ;)


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