Sunday, December 13, 2009

I did it!

Kiawah Island
Half Marathon
December 12, 2009
2 hours and 2 minutes

Wow...Kiawah was just amazing! A little over 8 months ago I started running and would have never thought that I would run 13.1 miles. I have learned so much about myself over the last 4 months as I have trained. I truly loved every minute of the run and I am sad it is over.

Sallie, Kim, Stacey and me before the race


The Starting line...almost 4,000 people. It took almost 5 minutes just to cross the starting line.

As I came across the finish line...

*Notice the big headphones...I was so worried that my Ipod would die that I brought 2 Ipods but NO ear buds, so Billy found those in his suitcase. They actually turned out great and keep my ears warm too. I needed the music to push me along.

My parents came to celebrate with me
A well earned medal




We had a wonderful weekend in Charleston and AnnaKate had a great time with her grandparents and cousins. I am a little sore but already thinking about where I should run next! :)

11 comments:

Melissa said...

You make it look so easy. Love the finish line picture. Way to go Kelly!

Girlfrog said...

Wow! You really do make it look easy! You don't even look tired! You were meant to be a runner. Congratulations, you rock!

Meanwhile, I'm sitting here trying to decide if I have a good enough excuse not to go to the gym...

Holly said...

I vote for the Marine corps Marathon! Way to go!
Your biggest fan!

Brandi said...

Congratulations Kelly! What an amazing accomplishment!

Anne said...

Is that a smile I see as you're crossing the finish line? What is that?!? :-)

Congratulations, Kelly! You're awesome.

Anne said...

Is that a smile I see as you're crossing the finish line? What is that?!? :-)

Congratulations, Kelly! You're awesome.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

You are Shakira.

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a full marathon is next!

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

Congratz that is great that you finshed with style!:)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a fabulous run! Way to go, Kelly!

Cassie

Christine said...

you are a superstar! Way to go Kelly!