Sunday, January 17, 2010

So Humble...

I can't pretend to be humble today. I have to brag because I am SO proud of myself. I ran my first half marathon! I participated in the PF Chang's Rock and Rock 1/2 Marathon in Phoenix. We ran from downtown Phoenix to ASU. I decided around mile 2 that I'm addicted to running (I didn't feel quite as chipper around mile 10, but I'm still stoked about running!) and that I want to continue to find and do races. That should also help with the last few pounds I'm trying to lose, and the general getting in shape-ness, haha. I like the distance of a 1/2 marathon, but I really think I'd like to try a marathon this year. If not this year, definitely next year at this same event...

Here are a few photos of the race. Mandy Wettstein let me tag along with her, which made things so much more fun. It wouldn't have been as easy without her. We ran at the pace for which she had been training, and it was perfect and comfortable the whole time. We waited until we saw our families cheering for us around mile 12.5, then I used all the gas I had left to sprint as fast as I could to the finish line. I finished in 2:08:10. Not bad for a first time 1/2 marathon.

Looking for our cheer squad...we knew they would be on that corner.


Feelin' good! (Except the dead knees and muscles, of course.)

My partner in crime. Thanks Mandy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

On the move

Look who's on the move!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Rajko's toy truck

Rajko thinks this is his toy truck.