Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Boilermaker 2012

This post is WAAAY overdue but it's summer and we've been so busy!  I did want to write about the boilermaker which is a 15k race that I did on July 8.  I have been training and preparing for this race ALL year.  I actually got so nervous that I almost dropped out and stopped training in early June but I knew that I would be mad and frustrated with myself if I didn't complete the race so I kept training. 

 We did long runs (6-9 miles) starting the first weekend in June. Thankfully, I had two neighbors and friends that I did my long runs with.  I am so blessed to have these two as friends.  We pushed and supported each other during our long runs.  
Here we are on race day-Heidi, Lisa and me!   Lisa is a long time runner she has done 1/2 marathons and she has done the boilermaker 8 times!  Heidi and I are beginners.  This was our first long race. 
Heidi and I have a tradition where we take pictures before our races. We have done 4 races together now. 
About 10 people from the running group I'm in did the race.This is a  picture of us the night before the race.  We all went up the night before to spend the night since the race was so big (14,000 people!) and it started early in the morning. 

We got shirts made for the race. The glass was our race gift. 

Since the race was so big we had to take a shuttle to the beginning of the race.  Here are a few of us on the bus headed to the starting line. 

I ran really, really slow and I finished in 1:54. I was SO happy to finally cross the finish line!!    


Sabrina said...

I'm sooo proud of you!

Shannon said...

Congratulations on the race!