so here it goes.
On August 6th, the ladies that are part of the running group on base convinced me to sign up for a half marathon. (okay, actually, in true women fashion, the kicker was that the first 100 people got a "free" shirt)....never mind that the registration was $30, it was a "Dri-fit Training Shirt"!! So in a moment of some form of IMPULSE shopping, I dug out my credit card and registered online.
and then for a week I was walking around thinking....
So anyway....here are my August and September stats as I ramped up the mileage and trained for the 1/2.
We did a couple of races to get us ready for competition -
On September 1st - I did the Two Lovers Point race. It was 8.6 miles.
The following Sat. was the 9.11 run (*9.11K - is about 5.6 miles)
and then, the runs that are the most fun - the relay race,
Our team of 10 ladies had a great time spending the day together,
encouraging each other -
sucking wind (that was me)
and leaving a little of ourselves all over the island of Guam.
(runners will get that, others, maybe you will have to think about it)
I love these ladies and how SMOKIN' HOT they are in make-up and heels,
but what I love the most about them is when they are pushing themselves to the limit.
NEVER GIVE UP!
My favorite thing to say in our group is:
"Well behaved women seldom make history!" (*by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich)
We came in second in the female division and 11th or 12th overall.
(for some reason, I can't open the links?)
I don't know, someone tell me our time! (*results - click here)
Here are some photos from the day!
|Emily - smoking the men|
|hand off to Diane|
|Jaime coming out of the MUDDY jungle leg|
|hand off to Emily|
|Emily had a tough hill,|
but of course, she smoked it!
|Tough second leg for Erin too -|
I think of all the morning legs of the race -
she had the most sun
(not a good thing!)
|the two with the biggest smiles are DONE! |
Good job Emily and Erin
|Lisa had a hot second leg too....good job!|
|Lisa to Tricia - these ladies,|
for real - they ROCK!
|We think Shea was trying to beat the car|
she BOOKED down this hill
|Hand off of LEG 20 - the last one!|
Jaime kicked it in to home for the 2nd place victory!
|(left to right - Lisa, Sara, Shea, Diane, Emily, Tricia, Erin, Jaime and Melda)|
The only bummer of the whole day is that we never got a picture of all 10 of us together.
Of course, during the race, one person was always running - and after the race - we had one member (Jane) who had already gone home to attend her son's soccer game.
But aside from that one issue, the day was AWESOME!
(*oh yeah, the half marathon, Sunday, October 14th....
of the ladies above,
I think the five on the left are all doing it too -
looking forward to running alongside (okay, BEHIND) these ladies on Sunday!)