Sunday, April 18, 2010

What adrenaline?

So I finished my first 1/2 Marathon. And my thoughts right now is that I am not going to ever do a full marathon. There is a line between I can do this an enjoy it and that would suck. I think that doing a full Marathon fits under the that sucks category. I ran 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 1 minute. I wanted to finish under 3 hours and I didn't which I am a little sad about that one minute. I could have done it. My sisters rock! Anna made it in 2 hours and 34 minutes and Darcia made it in 2 hours and 44 minutes. I met a new friend that kept me company for a couple miles, Ashley. Her husband and kids were there, and he was hilarious. He was yelling things like, "I am holding a baby and my wife is running." As for Becky Green. She totally kicks butt. She made it in 1 hour and 51 minutes. As for the adrenaline. It never kicked in for me. Lots of people told me that the last three miles was just adrenaline. Well not for me. I died at mile 10, where I usually did in training. And the guy at the last aid station that said that I only had a mile left, he needs to be kicked in the face. If I wasn't so sore I might hunt him down and do it my self. He lied. I had 2 miles left. That is a big difference. JERK!

The food at the end was great but I just ran my butt off and couldn't eat any of it. Everything that I did get Anna and Darcia ate and then Darcia threw it up. That was nasty. On the cement in front of Forever 21. The Creamy's that Becky said were so good. They were. I did eat one of those. I would recommend them after running 13 miles any time. Or should I say 13.1 miles. Awesome!

Kudos to me for finding a great location for our hotel room. When it was all over we walked up over the over pass and there was our hotel. Great spot!

I had a great time with my sisters. We didn't spend lots of time together with Anna, but she called us and texts us frequently. Just a FYI for any one driving in Utah any time soon. Don't do it. They are crazy man and the police are ridiculous. I got pulled over because the tent of my windows was too dark. Not kidding. He pulled out some thing and told me to roll up my windows half way so he could check them. And it is true they were too dark for the state of Utah. He also lied about me speeding. If Darcia tells you I am a bad driver she is lying too. I am a good driver, I just get spooked easily.

As for doing it again, hopefully sometime this week I can remember to run again. And I am going to start training for the Emmett triathlon. I am just running it. Maybe next year I can do the whole thing, swim, bike and run. My training days are not over. And Jeri and Alisa yours have just started! But I am not sure about another marathon. We will see!


Parley and Anna and family! said...

Holy Moly Diane! Congratulations! That is awesome! Way to go! !!!! (how about some more explanation points?) !!!!! Can you tell I am so excited for you? !!!! Seriously, you just did a half a marathon. Do you realize what a feat that is? I think the furthest I've ever made myself run was 5 miles. Wow! You rock! You have inspired me!

Alisa said...

You are officially the tough one....and I secretly admire your awesome running skills though I doubt I will ever be a runner. I think I'll stick with the eliptical and my sweet new aquasize class :) Let me know if you do the tri and where we'll come cheer ya on!

Bret and Jenny said...

You guys should have called me! You could have stayed at my place for free! My husbands family are all runners and so a lot of them ran it, some the full marathon. I didn't because of obvious reasons. I think next year Bret and I will do it together. You should come next year too and we can all do it together! Yay! Congrats!

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