Sunday, October 16, 2011

I totally ran a half marathon yesterday

There was no crowd, no sponsors nor officials, and I didn't get a t-shirt. But maybe I'll get myself one of those 13.1 magnets for the van because that's how many miles I ran.

The training schedule I've been following to get ready for Ragnar (only three more weeks!) had me doing a 120 minute run for yesterday. It seemed like a good idea to go just a little longer to earn half marathon bragging rights. By about mile 10 or 11 I wanted to quit. Bad. But I'd already told Scott I was going to do it, and how could I go home and admit defeat? So I managed to put myself in auto-jog mode and trot along to the bitter end.

There you have it: The inaugural Lori Cruze Cherokee Boulevard Half Marathon, 2:22:iforgettheseconds.

I've got my sights on a full marathon in the spring. Hold me to it.


Yo Mamma said...

I'M SO PROUD!!!! (picture me singing the Rocky Theme song). Congratulations! I bet you slept well last night.

lisa said...

Way to go Lori! I had no doubt you could do it (:

Natalie said...

i think that is so impressive and amazing and awesome. way to go. wow. cool.

joelb said...

way to go, kid.

but full marathon? i don't recommend it. unless you're 9 months pregnant.

Sharlene, Mom, Grammy said...

Wow! I am so impressed!! But, actually, I'm not surprised. I can still see you running around the tract at the high school in your sandals at age 3! You ran the entire track, swinging your arm.

PS ~ I'm guessing you're swinging both arms for this run. :) I honestly can't even imagine a full marathon. Good luck!!!