Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Half Way There

I survived my first half marathon! I ran straight until I hit mile 10. My right IT band was really killing me so I had to stop and walk it off a couple of times. Truthfully I was really pissed that I had to stop because I didn't feel tired at all. It was just my right knee that was giving me problems. I finished at 2 hours and 30 minutes at a 11 minute pace. Slower than I wanted but I'm just glad I finished the race.

There were roughly 15,000 runners at the San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon this past Sunday. The course took us around downtown San Jose and along beautiful neighborhoods in the city. We had perfect weather and rock bands at every mile to listen to. It was just a great experience overall.

Right now, running is the only thing keeping me sane while I'm still in transition. But I'll keep pushing forward. I'm half way there to a full marathon and I'm more hyped than ever.

9 comments:

Devi said...

Congratulations Bev! That's awesome. I know what you mean about running keeping you sane. I need to choose some other sport soon, or will lose my sanity.

Lewie Tenorio said...

Way to go, Bev! Doing the insane to stay sane. 1,500 runners? Rock and Roll music? ...that's my kind of run. Good luck on your marathon training.

Lewie Tenorio said...

ahem, 15,000 runners. shoot!

Sean said...

Wow, Bev! You never cease to amaze!

Vero in Saipan said...

You're so awesome Bev! Its so good to hear from u from time to time. Miss ya! Keep going, with your perseverance, I know you can do ANYTHING!!!

Mai said...

That's awesome! You're such an inspiration! Keep running!

Deece said...

Wow! That's great Bev! My knee is hurting just thinking about running one mile. :o)

pretzels...yum! said...

BEV! I'm so proud of you! I was bragging to everyone in our pace group that week! I can't wait for you to come home and run with you again.

Saipan Kat said...

WOHOOOOO! Someday, it'll be my turn. You're truly an inspiration :D