Sunday, November 9, 2008

Three for Three!

Five weeks ago I completed my first of three half-marathons. Today, I crossed the finish line of number three with my brother. It was the Inaugural Two Cities Marathon and Half. It was SO fun! I completed the race in 2:28:06 with Jason a step ahead of me with 2:28:05. If anything, we are consistent!

In the picture, Jason is celebrating the approaching finish line and I am cheering on the cheering sections! We made it our goal to cheer those who came to cheer us on and the response was so amazing! Our bibs were personalized, so as we clapped for those on the sidelines, they would yell support using our first names..."Way to go Jason!"; "Alright Jennifer!" It was a blast! I still get the tingles!

We were fortunate to have support from friends and family. When you find yourself miles deep in a race there is nothing better than a familiar face rooting you on!

The course was great! The breakfast at the end absolutely hit the spot! I love my shirt and my sweatshirt. It was a great adventure that I would definitely do again!

I am not sure what the next challenge will be. For now, we will keep our miles up and see what strikes our fancy. I know I am not up for the challenge of a full marathon. I wasn't envious of the runners who split from us after Mile 12 to complete the longer distance. We shouted cheers to them and were thankful the finish line for us was just around the corner. I would like to see my dear hubs and my sis-in-law in running shoes. Or, maybe even in a leg of a triathlon relay. I think we will have to see what spring brings!


ZenMom said...

I know I've said it before, but I can't even begin to tell you how much I admire you for this! :)

Amy said...

Oh Jen ... you are truly an inspiration! Three half Marathons in 5 weeks? Incredible.
I wish I could have been there to yell "Go Jen Go!"