Feb 14, 2011

Jan 29-30th AUSTIN 3M Half Marathon!!

On Jan 29th and 30th, Matt and I drove up to Austin so that I could run in the 3M half marathon. We had a great weekend! We drove up, picked up my race packet, checked into the hotel and then headed over to IKEA!! I love IKEA! San Antonio really needs to get one!  We spent a couple hours at IKEA, then went to REI...also, no fair that Austin has 3 and we have NONE! I bought some accessories to go with my new BOB running stroller. Anyway, after IKEA and REI, we met up with our friends, the Nielsons, who had moved up to Austin from San antonio this past year.  We chatted at their house for a bit and then went to eat at Olive Garden. (gotta carbo load you know! hahahaha)  I'm so sad we got NO pictures!  I wish they had never moved! It was so fun to see them again.  After dinner, we said our goodbyes and went back to the hotel.  I was seriously in bed by 830pm.  I was so tired, and NERVOUS! My sister, Ellie, was supposed to come down and run with me, but that didn't work out; and our friends, Angie and Greg, had a death in the family and also weren't able to run.  I was alone and running a course I didnt know, not to mention that it was SO.STINKIN.HUMID!!!!  Oh man, it was so hot. I was dying.  My clothes were dripping with sweat by the time I finished. It was really disgusting.  Anyway, I tried to stay in between the 1:50 and 1:55 pacers.  My goal time was under 2 hours, and I made that.  I finished in 1:52:20. 1 minute faster than my time for the Rock and Roll.  I really thought I was going to be so slow.  I was so discouraged, and my feet were hurting so bad.  Weird.  I think I psyched myself out. Seriously.  I had never had that much trouble with a race before--not even my first one!   Hopefully next year the weather will be better and I'll have a friend.... :) After the race, we went to Einstein Bagels and Jamba Juice--my 2 fav places for post race food.  We also went downtown Austin to go to the Texas store- of course. 


melimba said...

You and your crazy races?! I don't know how you do it!! AMAZING!!
Fun that you got to have a mini vacation out of it. AND, jealous that you got to hang out with Kip and Kajsa!

Too fun! Congrats on your race! You amaze me!