Sunday, May 25, 2008

The weekend is OVER... well for me.

The three hour ride is over... the race is over... tomorrow I sleep! :)

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I was hoping for a 1:50 finish, but wasn't sure I could maintain that pace for 13.1 miles so I was just kinda going out and doing what I could w/o totally blowing up at the end of the race. My chip time was 1:45:51... that's an 8:05 min/mile. That's just crazy. I felt it for sure. I'm tired now, but feeling pretty good. We'll see how I feel tomorrow. :)

I think Mom is a bit burned out after this weekend.. it was a long one! :)
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After the kids DIDN'T take a nap again today we went to the park.. they walked all the way there, climbed and ran and played some 'soccer' while running all over the place! Lily was red faced and requesting cold water when we got home.

Here they are holding hands and giving kisses!
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I realized today that one of the big differences between doing races before having kids and doing them after having kids is that the race isn't the only event in your day! You don't get to go home have a big meal and go back to bed! You don't get to laze around the rest of the day watching TV. You have to chase kids, cook them food, buy more food, do laundry, change diapers, entertain, bathe, brush teeth and put them to bed. ;) You aren't glad the race is over early so you have the rest of the day to recoup you are glad the race is over early b/c it doens't eat into your family time! :) Ah, how things change.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations! What an incredible finishing time, I'm impressed. The one half marathon I ran, my main goal was not to be the last person, the one that the ambulance follows!

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  2. Kelly9:13 PM

    HOORAY FOR YOU!!!!!! that's fantastic. Can't wait to see you!

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  3. Congratulations Laura!!! Wow!!! And your sweeties look so happy with their mommy and grandparents : ) Yes, how our view of life changes with kids but it is the best change ever!

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  4. Congrats on a great race! Very impressive. Mine was only ok, and the boy...well, he is having problems walking today (though he ran under his goal time). They interviewed Aimee Kurian (women's marathon winner) on the news last night and she made a comment about how she had a kid last year and it made her faster. Maybe there's something to that. Regardless, you've been training like a rockstar and totally earned that impressive finish. :)

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  5. Good job in the race! You always seem to do better than you anticipate.

    I get tired doing all of those things you mentioned with the kids and I DON'T have a half marathon to run.

    You're amazing!

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  6. I'm probably a bit crazy too! ha :)

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  7. Congrats Laura. A great race - and finish.

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