5/6/07

And I'll keep on running this neverending race

Yup. I've totally found a passion in life. The girl who couldn't run to the end of the block can officially run a 10k race - without 10:1s either - BOOOYAH! My little jog down Yonge St. was A-FREAKIN-MAZING. I ran slow as ass but I wasn't tired, I wasn't out of breath, I didn't feel that bad (although my left shoulder cramped up when I was forced to stop and start again after 8km when an ambulance faked an emergency to cut through the race traffic). All of my training has finally paid off. I have finally realized that I am fit enough to run for real and be somewhat competitive. Well, good enough to come just under half way through the pack of 8000. Gun time says 58:52 - Chip time says 54:01 (that's right -took us more than 4 minutes JUST to GET to the starting line. John took a pic of the crowd ahead of us. That yellow banner in the distance is the start...I'll spare you what was behind us - just as bad). But I'm happy that I reached my goal. I just wanted to get in under 1 hour and I totally did. I'm soooooooo happy!!!! If I had started a little further up I would have done even better! It was a great time. An even better time was had by my younger brother who ran with my camera for a laugh. His pics are a hoot including this lovely shot of him with a police officer (who is mighty fine). He took a self pic after every kilometre. The kid is a joker. My goal for next year is get a little quicker and to be able to run with him. I want to be in more silly pictures!! Everyone in my clinic did so well - around 40 mins to an hour and a bit. I'm so thankful that I had the guts to do the course on my own and I'm so proud of them - and I'm glad Jeep came out to join us too. I am DEFINITELY signing up for the half clinic and registering for the Scotia half or Toronto half in the fall now. Although John thinks we're crazy...yeah, who am I kidding, we are. But I'm hooked. Don't drink the kool-aid. You'll get hooked too.

16 comments:

GINGER said...

Congrats...under an hour that's awesome! What a great day for a race! :)

Maria said...

Huge congrats! You are healthy, fit and glowing and the pics show. Way to go making your goal. :)

CaRoLyN said...

WOW! Congrats. That is such a HUGE accomplishment. You deserve a big pat on the back!
Your such an inspiration. I'm tossing around the idea of running. I think you've tipped the scale for me!

Laura May said...

You are amazing! Truly amazing. Your enthusiasm is contagious. I'm afraid I might drink the kool-aid, too. But only after I have my 6 glasses of water. ;-)

Mandy said...

Congrats - you are amazing and beautiful!!!!

Shirls said...

congrats girls, great fun pictures and amazing time!

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Sara said...

Congrats!! That is an awesome race and an awesome time!!! Those pics are hilarious! Running is the best huh!

Amanda said...

Congrats Marie!

You did amazing! I think it took me nearly 10 minutes to cross the start line! It was crazy!

As a former ww'er your weightloss is inspirational as well!

Jen said...

OH WOW!!! Congrats!!!!! That is an amazing accomplishment, and it would be cool to see you in some more pics next year!!! That's a goal to work towards!!!

jodi said...

congrats on the 10k, that's amazing... we'll see what i think of the 5K and then decide what i'll do next... one step at a time, right? ;o)

Angie All The Way said...

Bravo!!! Booooyaaaaa! You kicked some serious ass girl. WTG!! Now time to kick the arse out of the half this fall.

I'm so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS, 'Bitch'

Mojo

Antonia Z said...

You just blow me away! Amazing.

Natalie said...

Your my inspiration. If you can run 10K, I'm sure I'll be able to run at least 5K one day. So proud of you!

~♥ Amanda ♥~ said...

congrats!!! you are such an inspiration!!

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