Sunday, November 07, 2010

Run baby run

I'm 14 days from the Women's Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, FL.

And today I completed a 13.1 mile run in my neighborhood. I did it in 2 hours, 28 minutes.

I'm getting both excited and nervous about the race. But I'm tickled that I actually ran 13 miles here at home. I think it will help me mentally on race day.

I've been steadily increasing my mileage 1/2 mile each week for my long run. I started training for the race the last week on July with 6 miles as the longest I've ever run. Since then I've logged 301.35 miles.

Today, Karen and Kylie drove my route and found me at mile 3, again at mile 6 and then at mile 10 & 11. Karen handed me water bottles and both my girls gave me huge boosts of energy with their cheers.

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Four days ago I turned 40.

21 comments:

MW said...

Great job, Wendy! You'll do great in your half!!

Laurie said...

You are an inspiration!! I will be cheering you on from New York!

A+K said...

Congrats on your first 13.1! Great practice before the big day!

PS: Happy belated birthday!! :)

Alayna said...

Wow, you are amazing!! Great job on the run, and also happy birthday. I'm so impressed by all your training and know that you'll do great in the race. Also, big kudos to Karen and Kylie for being your support team!

H2 said...

Great job and great picture! Good luck on your marathon!!! Just reading that makes me tired and jealous. :)

Lucy said...

Rock. Star.

The Moms to Be said...

That's awesome! Good luck on your half marathon!

Sharon said...

Congratulations on training for your marathon, I'm sure you'll do great. Way to go on all you've accomplished so far, and happy belated birthday.

Sharon said...

P.S. I've started taking up running back in August... love running in the Tampa area... and know how challenging it can be at times... best wishes to you too.

kiles1670 said...

Great job Wendy. Wow you are looking amazing. You are an inspiration.

Holly B. said...

You look great! What a huge accomplishment!

Kerry Lynn said...

You are my hero! I am so envious.

40?? OH my goodness! Happy Birthday!

M said...

congrats!!! I am a runner too. not as good as you, but I love running!!! You have great supporters!!!!

Cara said...

You look fabulous! What an achievement!

Louise said...

You so totally rock! Well done and happy belated birthday! You don't look 40!

Your scrapbook pages are pretty amazing too. Talented and fit!

Teaberry said...

You look fantastic!

The Gangjees said...

Fierce picture!

Stacey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You will kick ass on the big day! You look great!!!

Jane said...

You look fit and fab for forty !!

BigMomma said...

Happy belated birthday Wendy! You look fabulous at 40; you don't look a day over 30. The running is awesome too. Very happy for you -- good luck in your first half marathon!

Beth said...

You look amazing!!! You are my inspiration! Congrats on the 13.1 - I'm sure you'll do great!

Happy Birthday, too! =)

Any chance you all will be back in NoVA for a visit? Adam still asks about Kylie!