Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Results Are In...







At the half marathon I ran 13.1 miles in 1:44:58. That averages out 8:01 a mile.

I came in 43rd out of 269 runners. I was the 12th female runner and 4th in my age bracket.

I'm pretty proud of myself! I hoped to make it under 2 hours, so I was very surprised and excited to see my time as I crossed the finish line.

It rained on us for a little bit. As the rain washed down my face it tasted salty. I don't think I've every prayed so hard for it to NOT rain than I did then. My hip also started hurting before the half way point. It's an old injury I first got my junior year. I'll be taking Glucosamine from now on.

Devin was there with Jaxon and Henry. They were so cute in the stroller all confused about why mommy was running like a crazy person. My Aunt Alisa and Uncle Danny and their 3 little ones were there for the whole race moving from spot to spot to cheer for me. They were even out there in the rain. It really meant a lot to me and I almost bawled every time I saw them. My grandpa lives near the course so he rode his bike and caught me once along my run to cheer me on. That almost made me burst into tears too! But each time I saw one of them, it made me run harder and do better.

I am excited for the marathon. It's hard to imagine running twice as far as I just did without stopping. But, when I started the training I never thought I could run 13 without stopping so it just takes time to build up to.

The results website also had this info:
4 Mile 32:03
10 Mile 1:19:15

8 comments:

Louisa said...

You are amazing! I knew you would do awesome. Watch out PF Chang's Marathon---here we come!

Thorne Family said...

You did AWESOME!!! You totally inspire me! In fact I am now planning on running a 1/2 marathon in Feb!!! I just started my training schedule today. Your times you really good! Good luck on the marathon!!!! That is incredible thing to accomplish in life!!

Brett and Emily said...

congrats!!!

Eve and Tim DeLoach x2 said...

your awesome!

Laura said...

Great job Ruthann!!! You girls are inspiring. WootWoot!!!

The Bottjer Family said...

Way to go SPEEDY GONZALES! I am so proud of you!

Connie said...

yay to go! That's an amazing time!!

Fiery Jack said...

Dang it! When I ran a half (the only one I've done) I finished in 1:52. Touche Ruthann.

haha. Great Job!

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