Round 2 complete of the Indy Mini Marathon!
A recap of the mini…
Start – Took us 26 minutes to get from corral Y to the start line. Slow and crowded.
|Waiting to start!|
|Almost to the finish line….about 26 minutes after it started!|
|A great group of ladies to do 13.1 miles with.|
Mile 1 – Momma and baby elephant at the zoo were so cute. A few humans dressed as zoo animals to greet us. Runners yelling at us walkers to move over. People sprinting and me laughing at them when later they were passed.
Miles 2 through 4 – Passed some interesting people. There were some amazing kid bands and music. Lots of people cheering us on. A few places that creeped me out. Security like crazy that made me feel bertter. Even got passed by the guy in the lead….that makes you feel PRETTY slow!
|In the lead|
|An awesome kid band|
Mile 5 – Heading into Speedway and Allison Transmissions reminds me that we’ve got 8.5 miles to go. Thanks a lot! Starting to get the groove and feeling good.
|What a cool little town. So much has changed. It’s a beautiful place.|
|This is basically a fake smile.|
Miles 6 through 9 – What I thought was going to be the worst part. Amanda danced with the Chik-fil-a cows which was hilarious. The track is dreadful (as I said before) and awful and terribly boring. My feet hurt. My hips really hurt. I wanted to take my shoes off and lie down. Not an option.
|Going under this tunnel is a pretty cool feeling.|
|Kissing the bricks. First time ever!|
Miles 10-12 – Looking forward to the Cliff Energy shots we knew were coming. Then realizing they were out except for one flavor, Mocha. Yuck. Apparently you have to be a runner to get the good stuff.
Miles 12-13.1 – Smiles are back on our faces because we are about to the bridge which means we are truly almost there. I’ve decided at this point that I hurt so bad there is no way I’m ever doing this again. Amanda tells me I am.
Finish Line – Get the medal. Get a slim pickins on snacks because (again) we are walkers and I guess if we wanted the good stuff we should have walked quicker or ran a bit. Our time was 3:34. I only added 12 minutes from last year when I wogged it. Half walked half jogged. Guess I must have been jogging pretty damn slow last year.
|My trainer and one of my other best friends. She finished quite a few minutes before me. I am so proud of her. Her first mini in the books!|
|Blue Seas gym babes|
Overall the weather was perfection for a little Saturday morning walk. Slight breeze, nice and cool…just plain perfection. MUCH better than last year. I’m telling myself that if I had yesterday’s weather the year before that it would been a totally different story last year. I would have been under 3 hours like I really wanted.
I will always remind myself of this. Only 3% of Americans have done a half marathon. I’m a part of a pretty small group of Americans that can mark that off their bucket list. That can say “I did it.” I did it slow. I did it at my pace. But guess what? I did it when 97% of the rest of America was sitting at home or cheering me on the sidelines.
I DID IT!
Extremely sore today,