First race ever + my 17th wedding anniversary = perfect day!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

So a little back marathon runner friends wanted to do the 1/2 marathon in Pittsburgh...but it was sold out. So they sucked me and 2 other "walker" friends into doing the relay with thats how I ended up in Pittsburgh at 5am in the morning on my 17th wedding annivesary..sounds romantic doesn't it!

So after getting a quick pic with my sweetie...we got our bibs pinned on... grab our water and walked to the starting area and stopped for a few team pre race pics.

We were team LADIES AND A TRAMP...haha ;)

Now the actual start time was getting closer and it was time for me to give my hunny a kiss and head to my relay exchange...I was leg 2...he was head to leg 3 to see me finish...we hoped!! off I went alone...I was nervous...scared and excited all at the same time.

As I was waiting for my team mate I had time to think about a lot of did I end up here today of all days...usually on our anniversary we were eating dinner at some really good..but O' so bad for us place...sitting in a dark movie theater ..chowing down on fat laden snacks but not this year...this year I was running in a race...a big race...a 25,000 people race!!

I can't even wrap my head around it yet and its been three days....I was never athletic after 7 grade....had 2 broken knees due to a cheer-leading accident that never healed right and have had knee issues since...arthritis set in early in my 20's and the 80 pounds extra didn't help!! Last May....I was about 10 pounds down in my journey and I was just starting to see that there was someone different than a couch potato inside of me...did I see a runner...heck no!!

But guess she is....

....did I run my whole LEG...nope...did I run across that relay exchange O YEAH!!! and guess who was waiting there with tears in is eyes....just like 17 years ago on this exact day "boyfriend" of 20 years!! My #1 sweet and adorable hubby!! I couldn't have asked for a better day!! It was perfect!!

So as far as my personal time goal ...I was 2 minutes short of what I wanted....those "Burgh Hills" got the best of our team goal was 5:25 and we finished at 5:09!! So we were all really happy and really proud!! I love that my two friends who run all the time never made us walker/runners feel like we didn't do our part...they were so so proud of us...the fact that we are trying to change us!! To be participates......NOT SPECTATORS!!!

Us with our new bling....aka Finishers Medals :)

Me with my second favorite piece of "gold" jewelry I have ever gotten on a May 6th!!

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  • PATIB13
    How fun!! a Steeler 5k...not that I am a steeler's fan by any stretch of the imagination but I think that would be super cool.
    3317 days ago
    Thanks so much Ladies!! It really means the word to get on and see you guys comment!! THANK YOU!!!

    As far as hubby and the boys...they actually said they would do the Steeler 5k with me...I think they just want to run on Heniz I will take what I can get!! lmao

    3319 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/13/2012 1:49:25 PM
    WOW!!! That is a fantastic anniversary!!! You did an amazing job! I love the fact that you and your husband did this together! I am going to follow your lead and do things like this with my husband instead of going and wasting money on bad for me food at restaurants. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to both of you!
    3320 days ago
  • PATIB13
    Ok so this brought tears to my eyes!!! I am sooooooo proud and excited for you. I know what it's like to have that "boyfriend" waiting, cheering, is the best feeling. Hang that medal proudly. Get it framed with a picture of you. Be proud of that accomplishment, it is only the first of many more to come....on to the solo 5k baby!!! (hey get your hubby to train with you, you guys can enter the race together.) emoticon emoticon
    3321 days ago
    Awe thanks so much!! emoticon
    3321 days ago
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    What an emoticon story!!! emoticon
    3322 days ago
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