Half marathon results

On Saturday morning my parents, sister, and I all headed to a local park about 20 minutes from Pittsburgh.

Hannah ran a 5k, my parents walked a 5k, and I ran a half marathon. I ran the same race last year and it was bitter cold. I don’t know why I signed up again for this year, but I did! It was about 40 degrees at the start, so it wasn’t too cold ;].

Hannah and I before the start. Freezing!

About 2,300 other runners were lined up at the start as well. It was a packed race for about two miles but it was fun because people were hollering and joking around the whole time.

I was pretty nervous for the race (because I haven’t been training “hard” the past few weeks) but it went by so fast. I was just super happy to get coffee after the race.

Hannah’s 5k time & place: 28:07 (9:04 pace) – 2nd place in under 15 age group

My half marathon time & place: 1:41:32 (7:44 pace) – 1st place in 15-19 age group

My thoughts:

  • I’m happy with my time. My watch said I ran 13.5 miles (bobbing through the huge crowd) in 1:41, which would put me at a 7:31 pace.
  • I improved my time from last year.. went from a 1:46 to a 1:41. Sweet πŸ™‚
  • I loved running with my little sister for the beginning of the race!
  • The post-race goodies were kinda awesome….

Jimmy came to the race and took me out to eat after (at Eat n’ Park) then we just hung out for the rest of the day because I was sleepy! He helped to pick music for the next spinning class I’m teaching. What a sweetie.

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Today I’m headed to church, hanging out, and catching up on homework.

Hope your weekend is going swell!


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14 comments

  1. Congratulations! That is an amazing time for a half marathon especially when you haven’t been training super hard (psh, I’d be lucky to run a 5K at that pace!). Plus, I’m glad it wasn’t super cold. It’s been very hot here and I do agree, better to have a 40 degree start than be cold or really hot.

    Gotta love how you all did it as a family too and how you and your sister both placed, I love it when families take home trophies or medals after races (I did a race where all 3 kids in a family I coach took home something and thought it was pretty neat too).

  2. Great job! Has it not turned Spring there yet? I hate cold weather!! Anyways, you are such a sweetheart. We have alot in common: we love our family, live to run, love to cook, and we love Jesus!! πŸ™‚ Keep on shining girly!!

  3. congratulations! I am sad i didn’t make it. Even my husband, who was supposed to babysit while i ran got sick. I don’t think he even fell asleep until 5a on saturday morning. Anyway, it’s too bad i didn’t get to meet up with you.

  4. You are awesome!!! That’s so exciting that you dropped time and so cool that you can run with the 5k runners! Congrats on getting first in your age group! And I definitely would for run Eat’n park πŸ™‚

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