I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Official.. I'm a Marathoner!

I'll blog about the experience later. I'm pretty incredibly tired but thought I would post a few pictures for you all to see. Today I ran the ING Ottawa Marathon. My first and only. This is me at the 9km mark. I'm feeling great and super happy. I am waving to the amazing Team Mito cheering station here.

This is me at the 38km mark. My face is EXACTLY how I felt. No longer smiling, wishing I didn't have another 4.2 kilometers to go, and a little baffled that my legs were still turning over..lol

But I made it!!! This picture is post ice bath at the hotel, shower and super strength Motrin. Yes super strength.

So....been there, done that, got the t-shirt, medal and black toenails to prove it.

If you are curious about my stats here you are:

42.2 kms

Chip time 3:49 26
Gender place 256/1456
Age cat  52/215
Overall  1473/5290

10k split  51:01  avg pace 5:10
21k split  1:49:15 avg pace 5:43  ( I will tell you later what happened) 
30k split 2:40:17 avg pace 5:40

I did NOT qualify for Boston but I'm very happy about my time. Again..I'll tell y'all about it later.


Carey said...

Congratulations Alyson! That is awesome!

Anita said...

Congratulations!!! You are awesome!!!!!

Cheryl said...

You did amazing! Congratulations on your first marathon. Can't wait to hear the stories!

Half Size Me said...

Congrats Alyson! I am so proud of you!

Cappuccio said...

you are so inspirational!! Go You!! And GREAT time!

Now I kind of want to get a better stroller so I can get back into running.

Thanks for your example!