Run hard, Play hard, Love Hard

Run Hard, Play Hard, Love Hard

Monday, October 11, 2010

BEST DAY EVER-- oh yeah a giveaway winner too!!

Seriously, I don't have anything better to say about my day, 10/10/10.
ok- maybe not QUITE this....

We are going to attempt a SHORT way thru this day, here goes.....

6am- I am up and going through the race day motions.
630am- Hubby awakens and gets moving
645am- I let dogs out, whom are both loud and awaken kids.
650am- Kids up, getting dressed and given a snack
7am- Dogs inside and re-kenneled (sorry loveys)
715am- Loaded in Tahoe and headed to Wichita
716am-730am- All singing and dancing in the car (hey gotta wake up somehow)
740am- Pass exit thinking race is next exit.... see people, go back and can't find parking...
7:49am- Hubby drops me off alone 1 or 2 from start line.
7:55am- In pack and waiting. (thank goodness for smaller cities)
8:00am- We are off
8:09:58am- 1 mile down (huh that why I can't get my breathing set! slow it back a bit)
8:20:23am- 2 miles down (ok- still feel a bit pushed, hummm.. )WHOA! GUY DOWN! Tripped on orange cone blocking for traffic. He is up and running again, I try not to look at him legs that HAVE to be bad.
8:31:03am- 3 miles down (hey there is Andy! ANDY!!!!  A: KIRSTEN!!! GO!!!)
8:31:10am- HOLY SHIT!! We are to run straight up a HUGE LONG HILL!! WTH?!
**stop reading watch**
4 Miles down: running through rich people housing for next 3 miles.... no one I know
5 Miles down: wave at one of my softball girls dad cheering on his wife ( have GU #1)
6 Miles down:...............
7 Miles down: Out of rich housing and CRUISING BACK DOWN THAT HORRID HILL
8 Miles down: Starting to be very lonely. I am 20 minutes from home and NO ONE (not even kids and hubby) in sight yet.
9 Miles down: Tell myself that I am doing good, still not checking watch for calculations on time, just to see how long have run.
10 Miles down: Hey I am here BEFORE 2 hours.... huh.... thats weird (feeling like my mojo is going out so have GU #2)
11 Miles down: HEY!! HUBBY AND KIDS!!! BigGirl runs with to give a high 5 and I am gone again.
11.5 Miles down: Ambulance hauling away girl running down. :(
11.8 Miles down: HIRED PHOTOGRAPHER tells me to hurry up and get out of the picture?! My responds to him "UNBELIEVEABLE!"
12 Miles down: WHAT?! 2 hours 15 minutes?! WHAT??!!! I could brake 2:30?! I was praying to get 2:39:59!!
12.1 Miles down: Where is my mojo already?!!
12.2 Miles down: Ok, be realistic. You want to break into the 2:30 somethings. Just finish. Breaking 2:30 was NOT the plan.
12.3 Miles down: Man! I really would have LOVED 2:29:59
12.4 Miles down: Dreaming about me breaking 2:30.
12.5 Miles down: STOP IT. Just Finish already
12.9 Miles down: SPEED SPEED! WTH?! Bridge incline. bridge decline- long fast stides!! Past people!!
13.1: PRICELESS 2:32:25   PR BABY!!!!
This momma is FREAKIN' HAPPY!!

ok- it was harder than I put, the race needs a major makeover. Inaugural and all, but seriously- did you research other races and how these bigger one work?? (I have already facebooked them my "suggestions".

But let me say "2:32:25!!!!! P freakin' R!!!!!"
Little Family picture TAKE 1


BigGirl, my mom and myself
BigGirl and ME!

LittleMan totally wiped out! I KNEW it wasn't ok to make your toddlers run 13 miles! LOL! JK!

I thought this photo said a lot. Thanks for all the great pics mom with your big special camera!!

 NEXT RACE: ROUTE 66 in TULSA, OK on Sun. Nov. 21st!!


*#8 Cynther F. at Brillance Wasted!!

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Thanks to all that have joined in my first giveaway!! (And the 56 comments!!) The "LIST" will be started now and come in the future for you viewing. Welcome to all my new followers and I hope I am not to boring for you! LOL!!!


Running Librarian said...

Awesome PR! Way to go! Great pics too! :)

Michel said...

Congrats at your PR! What a huge accomplishment!

Canadian runner said...

Congrats on your PR!!!

Teamarcia said...

P freakin R indeed! Congrats!

chris mcpeake said...

congrats on a great race