Saturday, June 12, 2010

I lost my mind

Today I participated in, finished, and did not die during a half marathon. That is 13.1 miles by foot!! I have had a long standing hate relationship with running. But a few months ago, my mom and my oldest sister set out to accomplish this goal. Endre is a very good runner and she has done this before but this was a first for my mom and I.
I was amazed at all the different people participating, young, old, skinny, fat, pregnant, blind (really I saw a blind man running). Running is a very solitary sport, no one is watching you, no one cares how you do, you just do it for yourself.
As for me, I felt good until mile 11 then I felt like my feet might fall off but I finished (and not last, which was my goal.) The only casualty was I lost an under wire in my sports bra, it started to come out so I yanked it out all the way. I felt a huge sense of accomplishment as I crossed the finish line. It was fun to see my kids and Travis yelling for me. Good job Mom and Endre!!! Here are some cell phone pics from along the way.















16 comments:

Happy Holmes said...

YOU FREAKING ROCK!!!!

SERIOUSLY!! ROCK!!

Grandpa Mike said...

Good job! Now for the marathon :-)

Janessa Couch said...

Oh my, are you kidding me!?! I can not even walk a half marathon. Great job!!!!!!!!!!

grammy said...

We did have a great experience. I am not much older but quite a lot wiser....don't do this again---ever!!! You guys did an awesome job.

Krachel said...

Nika -

So proud of you. I just did my first half in April, so I understand the mixed bag of emotions. Way to go.

And PS - maybe I've been under a rock... but underwire sports bras!? I never heard of such a thing!

Cristina said...

WOW!!! You should be soooo proud of yourself. That is such an accomplishment. Good job girl:)

JG said...

You are AMAZING! Way to go.

Amy said...

You are so awesome!
I love that you did that. You're SUPER WOMAN!!!
Love you!

e. said...

my feet hurt

grammy said...

So do mine!

Nika, Travis, Ayda and Zander said...

yes my dogs are barkin' too!

Smolkaville said...

Woohoo! Way to go friend! Sarah's going to be so proud, being the little runner she is. What an accomplishment! Tim is actually signed up for the Top of Utah half in August. I have yet to do more than a 5K. :). I keep putting off the half though. All my neighbors are runners so I'm sure I will get sucked in one of these times. XOXOXO

Christy said...

you are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. enough said :)

I love the "Kicking Ass" sign...

Daisha said...

That is amazing! That has got to be so so hard. I love that your mom did it too!

Amy Jo said...

You guys rock!!!!

Amber said...

Very proud of you! Good job!