Sunday, November 16, 2008

Inaugural San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 Marathon

About 6 months ago, I had a CRAZY idea. I heard about the 1st ever Rock 'n' Roll marathon to be held in San Antonio. I decided that I would enter the 1/2 marathon....13 miles seemed like plenty for me. I convinced Billy to enter with me....so began our training. BUT.....we really didn't start training seriously until about a month ago. Last night, I was really nervous. The farthest I had even run was 10 miles. It was going to be cold & I was afraid that we weren't ready....Billy said we were fine!! Easy for him to say....he has competed in a Sprint Triathlon!! He was used to this type of thing.


We left our house at 5:30 am this morning & drove to the AT&T center to catch a shuttle to the start line....IT WAS COLD!!!!! My teeth were chattering....

Of course, I had to go to the bathroom as soon as we got there.....

MeMe-this picture is for you. By 7 am, these port-a-pottys were out of toiletpaper. Note to self: next time, bring a package of kleenex!!


Waiting at the start line




We were in corral #28....this meant we actually didn't start until 8:30. The wait was terrible!!



At about 4 miles, I had to go to the bathroom AGAIN!!




Look!! I am smiling!!






Ok, this is about mile 12.....my smile isn't as big!!



I finished!! I never had to walk, only stopped once to go the bathroom, and I ran UP the last hill passing the people who were walking!!


We finished our 1st 1/2 marathon in 2 hours and 26 minutes. I thought this was great until I looked & saw that the top 10 people finished in like 1 hour and 5 minutes.
Thanks for running with me, honey!! It was way more fun with you setting my pace!!











10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great job guys!! We're proud of you for accomplishing something we wouldn't even CONSIDER trying!!

bill & denise

Tammy said...

GREAT job guys! I'm impressed!

MeMe said...

Way to go!!! Glad you made it without walking. We knew you could do it.

marty said...

you guy's did awsome. way to go!

Ashtyn said...

Congrats! I'm excited for you...what's next?

Gram said...

We are so proud of both of you for sticking with it---even when it is the coldest morning of the season! I am glad you both finished running AND smiling!

Jessica said...

Wish I would've known about this sooner...it would have been a good challenge for me!!

Glad you both finished with smiles on your faces! That's great! Way to go!!

Jocelyn said...

Very impressive... congratulations!

Krystyn said...

Congrats! That's awesome and what a fun family thing.

Kristen said...

Way to go Lisa!!! Looks like you all Rock!!!

Seriously, totally impressed! :)