Sunday, May 23, 2010

And the Winner Is..........

ME!!!
I was a little nervous all week for the Geist 1/2 Marathon that I had trained really hard for all year. When I'd tell Jane that I was nervous, she'd say, "Mom, it's not about winning, it's about having fun!!" So cute!!
So in my eyes I won. I set out to run the whole thing and finish in 2:30. I ran the whole thing and finished in 2:24. So all of the goals I had set for myself were accomplished. And little Janey Bug...I had fun!!!!

Next time I run a 1/2 marathon I will remember to smile at the end. Awful face (maybe because I was feeling pretty awful by then) but I had to post it because Brett is on the sidelines cheering me on, which made me cry. And Nedra, my running partner is just behind me in the turquoise tank. We ran together the whole time until the very last sprint. I couldn't have done this race without her!!

Almost finished!!

We're Done!!!

Brett finished in 1:49 with a bad knee.

Had to support the sponsor:)

Overall I feel very accomplished and very sore:)
But I would definitely do it again next year!!


17 comments:

Indiana Smith Family said...

Thanks so much Amanda for training with me, and motivating me for the last few months. Lets keep it up. WE DID IT!!!

Brett- Good job, that is an amazing time.

The Miranda's said...

congrats!! that is an exciting accomplishment!

Debbie said...

Wow. Good job to both of you!

Dawn said...

Why do I cry... ??? I am SO PROUD of you!!! You did it!!!

Lee said...

Great job!! I am so happy for you! You worked so hard. Maybe I will get my butt in shape and do one, this motivates me!!

Alyssa said...

So exciting...what a terrific accomplishment! Keep it up. It is awesome that you were able to endure to the end and achieve the goals you had set for yourself. Such an inspiration!!!

Liz said...

you are so awesome.!

jenn said...

Made me cry...good for you!!!

Erica said...

You are awesome!! Great job- what a HUGE accomplishment!

stalker sarah said...

WOO HOO!!!! Love the photos! You guys did such a GREAT job! I'm super excited to go for a 1/2 now, too! October Indy 1/2, here I come! Congrats! You are amazing! :)

Jenna said...

You're amazing! Great job!

Kami said...

I LOVE that top picture, even if you are looking down, I love seeing Brett cheering you on and the emotion in your face. Way to go! You inspire me!

You are a winner!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

I got all choked up looking at those pictures of you running. So awesome, Amanda. Very cool that Brett made such great time too.

I love the Runners Survival Kit too. that massage sounds awesome. And well-deserved!!!

Logan and Ashley said...

I am all teary eyed! Yeah for you!! I don't think I could ever do a 1/2... you are an inspiration!! Good job!

Randy said...

Congratulations on meeting and surpassing your goals. I am very pleased. You are an inspiration. I'm a little concerned that you want to do it again next year. :-) I trust you will use what you have learned to inspire the rest of your life. Glory to Him who gives us all.

Lyndee said...

You are a winner!!! I loved training with you. I can't wait until Oct:) Great job.

Samantha said...

Congratulations. What an accomplishment. You truly are an inspiraiton to me. Thanks a bunch.