Saturday, October 17, 2015

Purdue Boilermaker Half!

By far, this was the first true race I "trained" for! Jacob had left to go to TBS for 6 months, McKenzie and Harry started school and I had a lot of time on my hands. You know between taking care of the kids, the house, the dogs, the groceries, plus being a substitute know lots of time! Any who! I dedicated my time to this race. I made things happen. Thankful for my AMAZING family, they were able to help me out and come up so they could be here for race day! 
I remember the anticipation of race day was growing, I was so nervous about what to wear. In Indiana the weather is so crazy from day. I am usually very cold, but fleece lined would have made me too hot, do I wear crops or leggings, shorts... I don't know!! and what top, long sleeve, short sleeve, half zip...what!!! I remember looking on pinterest for "weather appropriate clothing for running" I went back and forth and back and forth. Finally at the package pick up exhibits I sucked myself into buying a half zip, with thumb holes of course! I spoke to the helpful girl at Tri-N-Run for a while on what I should wear! Finally I can up with my outfit! Lord knows after all that training and being mentally prepared, leave it to being a women problem...not knowing what to wear to stroke me out the most! 
But! Race day came and I ran the best 1/2 marathon I was freezing, maybe thats why lol but either way it motivated me to keep going. I never even stopped to rest.. I didn't even go to the bathroom even though it hit me at 11 miles that I desperately needed to. I remember seeing the port a potties in site!!!! I ran up to them ...all were "occupied" I checked my watch and knew I couldn't wait around it I wanted to make my goal time. I just took off!!! I pushed through those last two miles, as I turned the corner I could see the clock... I had to push it in order to make my time!!!! and I did!!! That truly was my favorite race to date ;) 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Foam Glow Run! Indy 2015

McKenzie and I ran a Foam Glow 5k! Just me & her, an perfect opportunity for GIRL time with my baby...which isn't much with this life we live. We had an amazing time! She laughed , smiled, rolled in foam and finished super proud at the end!!! I LOVE seeing her excitement in running ;) 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dances With Dirt Devils Lake Wisconsin Race

After watching Jacob complete his first ultra marathon trail race, I instantly wanted to run one too!! I decided to train and run in my first 1/2 marathon trail race, which just so happened to be my first half marathon. We loaded up  the kids and made it a vacation! We hit the road for Wisconsin Dells! Dances with Dirt, truly puts on a fun and exciting race! Not to mention Devils Lake is absolutely beautiful! As I was about 2 miles out I was ready to be finished...more than ready! I can remember making the turn out of the woods and seeing my children. I actually even got tears in my eyes because I was so happy to see them. There they were cheering me on to the finish! they even ran with me across the finish line. It was such a rewarding experience. I felt so much pride in completing that 1/2. It definitely set me up for many more to come!!!