Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Half Marathon

Sorry it has taken so long for me to post some pics from the race. I forgot my camera so I had to wait to get some pictures off of my teammate's Facebook page. The race went great and was so much fun! I was able to meet my goal of jogging the whole way without stopping to walk. I finished in just under 2 hours and 45 minutes, so not fast at all, but I was happy with it. Here are a few pics:

Our hotel
With my teammate Rya at the hotel on race morning
With Rya and our mentor Laurie
The Maryland R 'n' R TNT team
The Start Line! It took over 30 minutes to reach it from my starting gate.
I ran in honor of my sister Debbie and our honored teammate Al, and in memory of my teammate's son Ben
For Debbie
Showing off our purple nails
Had to get a picture with Elvis
My teammate Ann - notice she also wrote my sister's name on her visor
Somewhere during mile 13 - almost done!

Showing off our medals (everybody gets one!)
Proof I really did it!!!
 I am planning on signing up for other races in the future. At this point, I don't have any plans of trying to tackle a marathon - half was perfect for me! My next event is the Army 10-miler in October.

I want to say thank you again for all the support and generosity. The National Capital Area Fall Team in Training team has raised over a million dollars towards life saving research and patient services! Thank you for being a part of it! Go Team!


Hannah said...

Congrats! What a wonderful cause and wow, I'd need to do a lot of training before I could run a half marathon - great job!

Jennifer said...

Way to go, Becky! Congratulations! I am not sure I could do it.

... said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! Very impressed with the race. Way to go! Oh and your pics from Hawaii were awesome!! ~ Dena

Anonymous said...

Thanks for leaving a comment. Even though I'm taking a break from blogging, I will be looking in on yours and may leave a comment:)

DeniFay said...

Awesome Becky!! I thought about tackling a full, and then thought better of it!! One day maybe, but I'm with you in that a half is perfect for me right now!! Love your pics!

Lisa said...

Yay! Thanks for posting the pics! I enjoyed looking through them and look forward to hearing how the training for your upcoming 10 miler goes! :)

Stacey said...

Such a great thing to do! Congrats on a successful race for a great cause, Becky!