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Sunday, October 5, 2008

I finished!!!




This is me coming into the finish line - I was basically right on pace and very happy with my time. You can't tell it but I got very emotional - several times I had to ask myself - why am I doing this? I envisioned myself getting that medal at the end and that kept me going - well that and all the enthusiastic people along the race course - one person that stands out in my mind was a person wearing a large Mickey mouse hand and as I ran by she said "High four!!" - one of those thing you probably had to be there for...

At the 13 mile mark (when I only had .1 to go) I started crying...



This is me really crying - not because I was in pain or anything, but because I was so darn proud of myself and I was just overcome with emotions - by the way when you start crying right at the finish people cheer really loud for you!! Also if you are crying a nice man comes to you in the chute to make sure you are OK.









Then you go further down the chute and get the most beautiful medal I have ever seen - never mind the fact that almost 4000 people also got one, but mine is prettier than everyone else's - really it is - don't you think so??









The rest of the end was a blur - I was told to eat some food and all I could manage to do was grab a small piece of bread - I left the chute and went over to the Sacfit booth and proudly showed off my medal (again just like everyone else's except mine is prettier) I talked to my coach and he said he couldn't wait to read my blog, I talked to other assorted people and then I wandered around aimlessly trying to take it all in.

We left and went to Ihop for a late lunch which I say has to be the best way to celebrate a good run, I had chocolate milk (which was soooo good) and a hearty breakfast of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, bacon and ham (sorry weight watchers!!)

I'm only a little sore now, I'm feeling pretty good and I'm so darn proud of my medal. John Bingham in one of his books says you must wear your medal for a week to annoy everyone - well this on is a functioning cow bell so it will doubly annoying and I don't care!! It is the pretties thing I have ever saw!! I guess I should fill you in just in case you don't know - this was my first medal I have gotten for my running so it will always have a special place in my heart no matter how many more I get (and there will be more!!)

9 comments:

clarinutty said...

Congrats! :D Great job and I can't wait to be there for your full marathon!

Velda said...

GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!! you SO should be proud...when I'm off hiatus...you'll see similar report.......you So deserve to be crying. I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

~Tammy said...

You made me cry! I'm so proud of you!

Your cowbell certainly is the prettiest thing I've ever seen and so much prettier than any others out there.

mom2manyblessings said...

How awesome, Bre! I'm so proud of you!! And your medal IS the prettiest of the bunch!

Raven/Missy said...

Congratulations!! What a great job!

The Running Moron said...

Congratulations! You totally deserve to wear, show off and annoy the hell out of everyone with your cowbell medal for the next week.

Anonymous said...

You did such a good job and your trophy is the best looking one of all!! Sorry that we were not there for you when you crossed the finish line. Looking forward to the next one.

Papa

Matt H. said...

Good job on your run! I don't think I could do 13 miles, I do one at the gym and feel like i'm going to die, but one is better then none. I'll be there in november, if it's a full marathon or not, or if you only run a mile. :)

Matt

Megan said...

OH BRE! I'm so proud of you!!! Congratulations!!!

And I just have to say it...

HOLY COW THAT'S AN AWESOME MEDAL! And I have no doubt yours is the prettiest ;)