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Charleston Half Marathon

Posted Jan 19 2013 12:41pm

Do you have a bucket list? I haven’t written mine out, but I have a lot of items in my head that I consider on the list. One of them: Run a half marathon. Today, I crossed that item off!

Yesterday, I drove over the bridge to pickup my race packet:

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I love that they put our names on our numbers (plus we got tickets for free beer and shrimp and grits ;)): IMG_2969

Then…I got nervous. Wonderful surprises from friends and family (including a sweet note):

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and a container of Grill 225 Brussels sprouts to eat post race (thank you Cookie, Hardy & Josh!!) calmed my nerves.

Then it was time:

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I ran and ran and ran! I met a lot of awesome people throughout the race and finished strong (despite a tummy ache that started around mile 8):

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Final time? According to the website I chipped at 1 hour 51 minutes and 34 seconds!! An 8 minute 30 second pace!! SO excited I finished, SO glad its over ;). A BIG thank you to my Aunt Lori who picked me up.

I used this training plan , but only followed the long run portion (I have been teaching 5 or 6 days a week and couldn’t do the other runs). It worked great.

What is on your “bucket list”?

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