and completed it with no walking or stopping. But it was hard!
The running part wan't bad, but it was 34 degrees, with 30 mile an hour head winds the entire way - and snow flurries about 75% of the time. Asbolutely not the best running conditions possible. It was almost comical because I can't imagine anything worse weather wise.
I did finish 15 minutes ahead of what I anticipated, and if the wind weren't against us the whole way I'm certain everybody would have had better times than they did this day.
My husband said my son (12) kept saying: "This is going to be the end of Momma's running career - poor momma." Honestly, it is not the end of my running career, but training for the race was much more enjoyable than the race itself.
All in all, I fell like I accomplished a lot and I have no regrets. And really, I'm feeling pretty darn good today, not super stiff or hurting in any way.
And I'm looking for another race to train for - looking forward to running on a better weather day.
I was wondering how it went, thx for posting. I think you are an inspiration. congrats on your accomplishment.
Wow, what an experience! I'm so glad to hear that you made it--I was thinking of you yesterday. So funny, since it's incredibly hot here. Wish we could compromise our weather conditions a bit, to create perfect running weather!
Wow, cold running conditions. Eek. Congratulations, that is quite an accomplishment!!
Congrats to you!!! That was some cold weather! So awesome you finished!
woohoo! you rock girl!
Oh wow, definitely not an ideal day - but hey, your next marathon ought to be better, right? ;)
Congrats on finishing!!
You are awesome!! Congrats -that's a huge goal and I can't imagine those weather conditions!!
That is really an awesome accomplishment, you should be so proud of yourself! I'm so in awe of runners.
Congrats! I'm so impressed -- great job for finishing!
Thanks ladies! It is nice to have people appreciate the accomplishment.
that is just fabulous!!
and not easy i'm sure!
i'm trying to do the couch to 5k ... and on the treadmill... ha!!
(it still counts!!)
congrats to you!!
that is a wonderful accomplishment!
What an accomplishment! Congrats!
Whew! You're an amazing woman!
Way to go, you did great! Awesome accomplishment!
That is just fabulous!
There is nothing like a completely personal accomplishment to make yourself feel sooooo good! I love it!!!
Congratulations Susan Beth - you are amazing!
I'm so proud of you! A half marathon is on my bucket list! To beat your time goal too is just fabulous!! way to go.
that's great!!! it really is an amazing accomplishment!
wonderful. you did it! good for you.
Wow! That's amazing. I can't even imagine doing something like that.
You are amazing! Great job! And in snow??? I never would have done it with those conditions! Well done!
That's awesome! I'm actually training for a 10k by the end of the summer...
you've earned extra bonus points because of the weather. congratultions to you! there's nothing ike that feeling you get at the end of the race. that being said, I do agree with you that training really is enjoyable :)