Saturday, March 14, 2009

Amazing Race!

Oh my goodness guys, I just got home from my first 10K and I can not get the smile off of my face! That was one of the best experiences of my life! I was so proud of myself for finishing. Last night, they had said that it was supposed to be cold and rainy all day today. I kept thinking "oh man, I just wanna sleep in and wake up nice and warm and sit around sipping my coffee." But I just kept telling myself that life is all about stepping out of your comfort zone, because sure I would have been WAY more comfie laying around in PJs sipping coffee all morning...but then what have I accomplished?! NOTHING! This was such a huge accomplishment for me, just knowing that I was healthy enough to do this and that my body was strong enough now. I was tearing up at the end because it was that amazing! It ended up pouring the rain the whole time and being about 45 degrees. But, Im so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and did something that made me feel proud of myself! I even made a better time than I was expecting.

I clocked in at 1:01:35!!

Here is my half eaten pre-run fuel:


Wheat Toast with Peanut Butter and Banana

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Before Pic

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The starting line, courtesy of the Sis.

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Blog Butt Shot #3. haha. Thats me in the gray pants in the corner!

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After Shot.

My number one running tip?...Waterproof Mascara! haha. I looked in the mirror after I had finished and my face was a MESS! hey, you live and you learn.

Also, I have to tell you guys that I was feeling the blogger love the whole time! First look what came last night...JUST IN TIME!


The PERFECT thing to receive on the eve of my first race:


My water bottle from the lovely and awesome Emily! Thanks Emily, I definitely put it to good use today, and thought of you the whole time :)

Then, first thing this morning I woke up to the most encouraging and touching e-mail, from the beautiful Sam. It really got me revved up to get out of bed and get going! And lastly, I listened to the mix that included some of the songs that you girls suggested, and that really got me through the race! So, thank you everyone for your tips, good-lucks, and just being generally kick-ass peeps with your love and support! I am so lucky to a part of this awesome community of bloggers!

Lots of Love <3 Ems.


lesley said...

CONGRATS, Emily!!!! : ) SO happy for you!!! You're a great inspiration! ; )

Bec said...

congrats on rocking that race

Baylee♥ said...

nice job, em!!! very proud of you! i wouldve also been wanting to sit at home in my pj's sipping coffee - except i would have actually done just that instead of the marathon lol!

Emily said...

Great job running your race this morning, Em! You rock, and I'm so proud of you! I'm glad you got the bottle just in time, too! :-)

sarahmegee said...

Congrats on the race! I'm running my first 10K in June. I'm so excited already, it will be my first!

RunningLaur said...

Congratulations! Not only your first 10k but toughing it out in the rain with an awesome time! Yay yay!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

ah Em i can't tell you how proud i am of you!! and how in the heck did you manage to still look so damn cute even while standing in the rain after running a 10k?! love you lots darling! enjoy the rest of your day =)

Stef said...

Ummm how do you manage to look so cool calm and collected AFTER running a 10 K? In the rain nonetheless! I'm SO HAPPY for you and proud that you accomplished this! Ultimate bragging rights ;)

Pearl said...

hi there! i found your blog through sophia and wanted to say hi.

congrats on your first race! that must be SOOO exciting. and is it just me or do you look EXACTLY the same in your pre-pic? pretty genes :D

just me said...

GREAT JOB on the race! You totally rocked it!!!! And what a great gift of the nalgene! love those things!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job with the race!!!! It is wonderful to hear that you admittedly stepped out of your comfort zone and really took control of the situation. I probably would have used every excuse in the book not to run the race. GREAT JOB, and even after a 10K, you still look beautiful!
Hope you have a relaxing rest of your weekend! Soak in a hot tub! Or get a massage

Amy said...

Congrats! I was just checking back and was pleasantly surprised to see you ran your first 10K and I got to read ALL about it! Love it!

That is a great accomplishment!!! Aren't 10Ks fun? :) They're not too long, but not too short either!

Mica said...

Great job, Emily! That an awesome time, you rock!

(Love the butt pic.)

Enjoy the rest of your day! You should be so proud of yourself. :) Congratulations!

Jaime said...

so happy for you! congratulations! you are amazing!! :) xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

you go hot mama!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

Yay! Im so happy you enjoyed it and did so well! CONGRATS!

Anonymous said...

Yayayay congratulations girly! You ROCKED THAT just like we knew you would. Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Great job Emily!!!! You must be so proud of yourself.. that is AMAZING.. you go girl!!


ellie said...

coming out of lurkdom again to say HUGE congratulations!!!