Sunday, June 27, 2010

I survived!

OK just a quick update as I will be away from a computer for awhile and have some fun travels planned. So.....I survived the half. It was so much fun I can't believe I was even contemplating not trying! I was able to run the majority..WHAT??? I love RUNNING!

I was shocked! Did the first 5K in 29 minutes and felt strong until mile 5...walked 5 minutes and then hit it until mile 8...walked a few and then on to mile 11. At that point my knee was starting to hurt but I couldn't even thinking of walking the finish. So I did my best to run walk the last two miles and finished in 2 hr 26 min! My body other than my knee feels great! Hoping for a speedy recovery!

Loved seeing and meeting some bloggy buddies! Thanks Melanie!!! Wish I would have had more time to chat. Pictures coming soon!! Thanks for all the well wishes!!

13 comments:

Kerrie T. said...

After all that knee stuff, what a time! Sounds like you had a fabulous race. It was great to meet you on Friday. Wish we could've chatted a bit. I should've moved around more, but I felt lame. Anyway...happy travels and congrats!

AngMomof3 said...

Crazy you!!! Congrats on the incredible finish.

Sorry for the random text, sent it early. Was just wanting results from your half! Good work. Can't wait to see you here when you return.

Brenna said...

Awesome job! Sounds like a great race, I'm glad you were able to run it :)

Molly said...

Good for you!!!! That's a great time, especially with the knee problems, Congrats!

misszippy said...

Great job with an angry knee!

Navy Wife on a Diet said...

awesome job! Thats so great that you were able to run the majority of it.

soo...whats next on your list? LOL

Genesis said...

congrats on your time! and i am so glad we got to meet. Now i can truly say I know a Pullman blogger :)

Emz said...

seriously awesome.

way to go!

knee pain is the worst. :(

Andrea Tilley said...

Congratulations on such a HUGE accomplishment!! Enjoy your travels!!

bobbie said...

Great job on your half, that was my finishing time also on my 1st half earlier this year!! Also check out my blog You WON!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

We will have more opportunities in the future I just know it. HUGS!!

Evolving Through Running said...

Great job!! Way to not let your knee get the best of you.

How is the knee feeling after a couple days? After a couple weeks of specific PT stretching for my IT Band, the thing that really seemed to accelerate the recovery was adding the strengthening exercises. Noting involving weight machines, just a sequence of leg lifts, lunges, and balancing exercises. Not sure which ones were the key, or maybe a combination of all, but that seemed to get my knee to finally get with the program.

Janet said...

Great job on your half! Glad your knee was cooperating. Hopefully you don't feel the after effects!