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Monday, September 7, 2009

We Did It!

Saturday was a fun, yet bittersweet day. We {Alex, Lachelle, Brenna, Lachelle's sister and I} ran the Pocatello 1/2 Marathon. It was so fun! I am so glad I did it. I ran the first 8 miles with out walking, then walked through the aid stations that last 5 miles. I finished 161 out of 355. Lachelle kicked everyone's trash and finished 80th! It was a little bittersweet because I was originally training for the marathon. I was a little bummed to watch the full marathoners cross the line, wishing it was me, but injury, illness, and moving just made it impossible. I will run one someday though!
Running in a big race is so fun! Anyone who needs a confidence boost should train for a race. It was a great feeling to train then have complete strangers cheer for me the whole way. Anyway, here are some picture from the big day!
That is me in the grey pant behind the gal in the blue.
Alex, he ran the whole 13 miles. Didn't even walk to take a drink.
Here I am waving to Tim after running up a killer hill! And yes I am still running in this picture!
The after shots!

The whole crew Jennifer, Lachelle, Alex, Brenna and I.
The Ham Fam
Brock was very happy to have his momma back. He didn't like it too much when I ran right past him instead of stopping to pick him up! This was such a good experience, I can't wait to do another one!


Jo said...

Yea! Go Steph! You are awesome, I'm so proud of you! It was great seeing you and Tim this weekend, thanks for hanging out with us.

tyler and emily said...

Way to go! I admire you so much. That is so awesome.

LauriAnn said...

Hooray! Sounds like you did really well! Congrats. I am ready to do another one too, I loved the feeling of accomplishment. It was such a high!

NatalieD said...

Way to go, Stephanie!!!

Amy said...

I hope you can motivate me to be more active. maybe we can go work out in the morning before I go to work. Can you say 5 a.m.? You rock!!!