Saturday, March 27, 2010

13.1 miles, part two

In continuing with the theme of making 2010 the best year ever, this morning I finished my second half marathon of the year. If I thought we kicked butt at the Phoenix half, Jodi and I kicked even MORE butt at Raleigh Rocks, finishing under 2:11 (exact time TBD). It was cold (under 40), windy, and hilly but we still rocked it.

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But don't forget! I wasn't the only one racing today. Today was Nate and Alex's first race. When I showed the boys their race numbers, they asked why Jon wasn't running also. Um, we need someone to be our cheerleader and pack mule!

(the racers, cold and tired)

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After grabbing some much needed warm food, the boys got ready for their race. There is So Much Proud Mama behind this photo, I can't even tell you.

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The plan had been for me and Jon to cheer from the sidelines, but Alex was too afraid to run by himself. He happily lined up when I held his hand. And Erin, I am counting that extra running distance in our race!

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And here it is, the best, most joyous 100m I've run this year (even with four layers on and completely frozen legs):

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Off to make some cupcakes. We have so much very to celebrate in our home!

16 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Happy, Happy Saturday! And happy almost-Birthday! What a great day, I'm glad you had such an awesome run and that the boys ran their first race! What a blast!

Heidi O said...

Yay! What a great day!

Lainey-Paney said...

Yaaaaay!

Cheryl Lage said...

What great moments! That picture of the boys...wheew...your pride is entirely justified! :)

CONGRATS!

Susan D. said...

Congrats! That is an awesome time and I love the photo of you & your boys. I know you were so proud of them (and yourself!)

Maria said...

Awesome job! What a great way to celebrate your Birthday! You make me actually look more forward to my half, which is the week after my birthday! The boys look like they had almost as great a time as you did!

Cathy said...

What a most wonderful Saturday! Way to go all around! You did Awesome Laura! Alex and Nate you both did too!

Sadia said...

You and your family are just amazing.

Ginger said...

THIS! is why I joined the 500 miles challenge. I want to be fit and active and I want my boys to see it. I want us to live it and participate in life together. Thank you.

Beth said...

Congratulations! That is awesome that you did so well in crappy conditions. And HUGE hoorays for Alex and Nate! Nate looks like he was winning! Glad you had an awesome day.

Joanna said...

Your best half and your best 100 yard all in one day. You rock! I cannot wait to run warrior dash with you. You are so inspiring.

Kara said...

Awesome! Congrats Laura! What a proud mommy moment!

I ran my first race ever today, a 5K. I love the 500 in 2010 challenge. So inspiring! Thank you!

House of Blues said...

CUTE PICS!!!! I bet you are so proud of them!!!

Carrie77 said...

Wow! I am so excited for you and your boys! What a great shot of you running with your boys! That definitely should be framed and put on your desk!

Jodi said...

I LOVE that pic of you and the boys running! YAY!!!!

Steph said...

SO sweet, I love the pictures of the boys running. What a great weekend!!! Congrats on your super time for the 2nd 1/2 marathon too!