Sunday, February 3, 2008

London's Run

Yay, we all made it through London's Run! For me the race was tough because the course is FLAT! It's a sad irony that my knees don't hurt at all when I run uphill. Flat seems to make them hurt a bit more. Anyway, the race was still great. I took about 5 minutes off my old half-marathon time! My time was around 2 hours and 9 minutes. For a moment, I had a really good pace going and I thought I might be able to finish in under 2 hours. That dream came crashing down on me around mile 10. So, I just tried to beat my old time, which I did! Tabby has been begging me to run a race so Dale had her wait for me about 100 yards away from the finish line and she got to run down the lane with me. The whole crowd cheered for her as she ran and she still thinks she won the race. I gave her my finishers ribbon and the thing is filthy now because she's carried it with her everywhere. I love to run races with friends. Cresta, Stacia, Kathleen, Rachel and I all ran the half marathon and Wendy, Amelia, and Stacy ran the 10k.

Here we are in all the pre-race excitement!
Home Stretch!
Here's Tabby running to the finish with me. Rex started to run but then he decided to stay back.
Here we are celebrating my new PR!


johnsonteammom said...

Sorry about the shadow on Rachel's' face!

Cresta said...

Way to go on the PR!!