Day 285 – RUN!

First off, let me thank everyone for their supportive messages, texts and tweets this morning! I seriously appreciate it.  13Messages said something on Twitter while on vacation how nice it was to have all of these good people in his pocket while he was away.  I agree with that statement. Running knowing there were people around the country (and world in a couple cases) cheering me on was a nice feeling, so thank you all!

The race itself went extremely well.  I’ll be honest, I was very nervous going into it. I mean, I hadn’t really done much in the past 10 days, which, according to Garbanzo is called tapering and is actually good.

While I don’t have my official time, I believe I was in the range I was hoping. At one point during the race, I kind of did the overall body check-in if you will.  The pace felt good. Was I breathing too hard? Legs hurt? Etc.  And, I realized I was fine. It was an odd feeling really

I did feel bad for my friend though. After he talked me into doing the race, I ditched him at mile 1.5.  He caught up with me after the race.

The fun part of the race – yes, there was a fun part to 13.1 miles – was the costumes. People were dressed up. The guys I ran with for a while were dressed up as a cheerleader and a doctor with the sign “public option”. I followed Wonder Woman for a while. There were the 3 witches, Super Slug, the guy dressed up as a Keg, and a genie to name a few. Oh, can I also just say I live in a beautiful city.  Seeing the sun rise over Mt Hood was amazing as I started the race.  As I ran up the hill from hell, I got to see the city from some of the most spectacular views in the city. Throw in some fall leaves and a gorgeous morning, and it all could have been worse. It could have been raining like it had been two days before.

As a result of the run, I really didn’t have any pictures today. So, I decided to take one tonight.  Consider it a bonus for all of the support.  And you get to see the finisher’s medal I got. I’m sure that’s the first thing you noticed!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not a usual commenter, but I like your stuff. Congratulations on a successful race. And of course nobody saw the medal first…but they did see it!

  2. Good for you running! I am glad you had fun.

  3. Hubman says:

    Congrats on the run!

    And I suppose that picture will do 😉

  4. 13messages says:

    Thanks for the mention. I admire the heck out of serious runners like you. Nice picture, too. 🙂

  5. You ROCK!

    I have a picture just like this with my very first medal!

  6. Vixen says:


    Love the pic as well, of course 😉

  7. Just me... says:

    Huh? There was a medal?

    Just teasing you!! Many congratulations on what I’m certain was a great run! :):)

  8. Ms Scarlett says:

    Great work!! It’s such a good feeling to finish the race and know you’re close to your goal!

    Way to go… and nice… uh.. medal.. 😉

  9. Secretia says:

    Your boobs deserve that medal!


  10. frances says:

    congrats! that photo is so empowering. bold and sexy.

  11. frances says:

    congrats! that photo is so empowering. bold and sexy.

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