Monday, May 17, 2010

Capital City Half Marathon!

We did it! My sister and I finished our first half marathon yesterday. It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again next year! My only regret is that I didn't have my camera with me. There were so many things I wanted to take photos of along the way. Next time!

There were 1095 participants registered for the half marathon. 391 males & 704 females. Here are the results for our age group (40-44). Cynthia finished 81/122 participants (pace time of 11:19 per mile) and I finished 96/122 (pace time of 13:11 per mile).


At the starting line.


Before the race. My sister Cynthia & I feeling all piggly-wiggly.


My favorite part of the race = mile 7. That's when I saw my family (& Remy!). Such a good feeling to see people you know cheering you on!


At mile 10, there was one house passing out dixie cups of beer! I grabbed it thinking it was water and spilled most of it on my shirt.

Cheerleaders!!
Cynthia crossing the finish line. She ran the 13.1 in 2:29:22!

While I was still jogging, Cynthia was enjoying her post-race massage.


Jogging up to the finish line. My official time was 2:52:48.

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Cynthia crossing the finish line.


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Me crossing the finish line. What a great feeling!

After the race, we went back to my parents' house for a bbq. Omid made flank steak & teriyaki chicken. It was delicious!

My biggest cheerleader! Omid made sure I got my mileage in every week. Love you Omidjoon!

6 comments:

rachel said...

Congrats! You should do the Girlfriends Half-marathon sometime in Vancouver. They have firemen at the finish line! But truly... way to go Erin! That is quite the accomplishment.

bgygi said...

I love how Remy barked when you crossed the finish line!

Chris and Sarah said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! I think you have caught the addiction marathon fever like me!

Arezou said...

Great job, Erin Joon. I am very proud of you.

Farah said...

Erin joon you are GREAT. We are proud of you.

erinz said...

Thanks everyone!! I have wanted to do a half marathon for ten years. Sarah - you were instrumental by inspiring me to finally do it this year, so THANK YOU! My goal is to catch up to you and one day do a 26.2. Rachel - firemen...?! I'm in!