13.1 miles

Yesterday (Saturday) was my much anticipated half marathon. Yesterday was frigid. Yesterday was totally awesome!

I met up with Jimmy’s uncle, a dad who used to go to my church, and a friend that I graduated with. Hannah also started the race with us (but she did the 5k-and rocked it!) 2,500 people were running so it took about a minute and a half to even cross the starting line!

It was good to get running because I knew I would warm up. The first 3 miles were crowded but enjoyable because everyone was so happy. By the 6th mile the crowds were still pretty big, but I got to loop through and see Jimmy, my mom, and a few other adults!

I’m the one waving.. like a freak with my crazy colored clothes and high socks 🙂 HI 🙂

The race was in a pretty park, which made the scenery for the run quite nice and the hills weren’t bad at all!

After 6 miles, the race started to fly by… I was thinking about how sad I was that it was already almost over because I had been looking forward to it for so long.

My hands were numb pretty much the whole race but everything else was toasty and warm. I kept thinking about what I would have for lunch .. I felt like Cait!

The last few miles were slow. I kept thinking I was closer than I was so I ran faster so I would finish faster (duh?), the crowds had finally thinned out. I almost forgot to get my medal after because I saw Jimmy and gave him a big bear hug!

I didn’t stay for the awards ceremony because I was frozen solid. And I wanted a cookie. So Jimmy and I peaced out!

Results:

  ID#  PLACE PLACE          FINISHER             TIME      TIME    PACE
Women 15 - 19
  365   104    1  Allie Smith, 18, Pittsburgh, PA 1:47:10    1:46:16  8:07

I know I could have done better (even in the cold) but it was so crowded and I enjoyed myself, so I’m happy with my time.

Let the road racing season begin!!

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22 comments

  1. for being that cold you did amazing!!! I forgot to give you a big shout out so here i go now. CONGRATS, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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