Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thunder Road...


This weekend I ran the San Jose ½ Marathon. I can not describe the new found respect I have for those of you who run Full marathons. I really don’t think I would have been able to run another 13.1 Miles.

Here is quick summary of my run. 1-5 were cake. At 6 I was starving! I had stashed some lifesavers in my pocket just in case and boy did they come in handy. For 7 &8 all I can say is Thank you Rhianna, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake.
Around 9 I made the mistake of taking some banana goo from the volunteers which instantly made me gag. At 10 I was certain I was going to throw up and began mentally trying to prepare myself for it. But, it never came and I got my 2nd wind around 10.5. I felt like I was floating. I loved it! As I came up on the last turn I moved to the left preparing to sprint when I saw Brad and Abby waiting for me to pass. At that exact moment "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen came on my Ipod which was all I needed to finish strong. I turned on the heat and went as fast as I possibly could for the last stretch. What an amazing feeling to cross that finish line.

Thanks to Molly for being such a great training partner and thanks to Eve for convincing me to sign up.

8 comments:

Molly said...

Yay for Eve, Liz, and Molly! Nice job, ladies!

Julia said...

so proud of you liz!!

Erin said...

Lizard you are awesome! It sounds like you had a strong race. California races look so fun. I love seeing all the participants. You look really cute in that picture with your friends. I am amazed by people who can run and still look good afterwards. You are a babe!!!

Ryan and Ashley said...

Liz, CONGRATS! What a great accomplishment. Doesn't it feel good to have completed?!?! You are awesome. We should run the next mini together! I ran last April, and LOVED it--want to do it again, definitely, but will NEVER do a whole marathon...no thanks!

Molly and Jason said...

Congrats! Want to do another one?

Eve said...

liz, you were awesome! lets do it again :)

ryan, maren and leah said...

yay, liz! so proud of you that you even had energy to sprint at the end. that is GREAT!

Jenna said...

Thanks for the breakdown of the race! I'm feeling the emotion of you crossing the finish line!