Saturday, April 28, 2007

Done!

The official results aren't yet available, but my best estimate is that it took about two hours and 35 minutes to FINISH my first half-marathon!

It was soooo much fun.

I'll write more on Monday, and will have pictures to share then, too. My daughter did a wonderful job and also was so much support for me in this crazy plan.

Thanks again for all the cheerleading!

20 comments:

mehitabel said...

Yay for you!! Way to go! Congratulations--that's a great time! I hope that you feel really good about it... now, what's the next thing to train for?? Hugs!!!

Lori said...

I watched your time online. It was so cool. CONGRATULATIONS -- I'm so thrilled to hear you had fun. That was the important thing! It will be hard for you to run all by yourself after how many people ran with you?

Hugs!! and good wishes coming your way!

jeannie crockett said...

Good for you! I looked at the results from last year and the Women's winning time was 2hours and 35 minutes! You must have been in the top!
Brava! Brava!

Debbi said...

Thanks, y'all! (Since I'm in Nashville I can say that. Heh.)

The live result time is calculated with a start time of 7 a.m. My corral didn't start until 8 or maybe a little before.

And that fantastic finish from last year was probably for the women's marathon ... not the half. I overheard a woman who looked about 10 years older than I am tell a friend she finished in 2:10.

I have a ways to go.

Andrea K said...

Congratulations! I knew you'd be able to do it. And I bet you looked fabulous as you did. Can't wait to see the pictures. Have a nice time in Nashville.

Anne M. said...

Wooohooo! Congratulations, my racing friend! I'm so happy that you enjoyed yourself so much - you were a winner before you even started and now you have a time to prove it. Hope y'all are having fun in Music City.

PastaQueen said...

I lived in Kentucky for 8 years, so I say "y'all" all the time with pride. Congrats on finishing! I checked the online results this morning too and was impressed enough when I thought you finished in 3:35 and am now *really* impressed you actually did it in 2:35

jen said...

Congratulations! Awesome time, too!

Grumpy Chair said...

I officially declare you my new hero for the next month!

Congratulations. What a great non-scale victory!

PICAdrienne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

You must feel amazing accomplishing one of your goals before the year is even 1/3 finished.

Fatslayer said...

Yay, congratulations! You must feel such a sense of achievement! Now you've earned the right to put your feet up for a day or two before you start training for that full marathon in 6 weeks! ;o)

M@rla said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!

NicoleW said...

CONGRATS, Debbi! What a great feeling that must be.

Laura N said...

Congrats! That is such a super accomplishment! Enjoy your success!!!

Anonymous said...

YEA! Kudos to you for accomplishing what you set out to do - and inspiring all of us along the way!

denise

Adam said...

Good job and good time.

Shauna said...

debbi you LEGEND! well done well dooonnnnneee! and such a great time too. congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

YEA! WOOOHOOO!!

You've inspired me to look up a 1/2 marathon in Chicago and start training for it.

Congrats to you on this HUGE achievement!

Jeanette

PICAdrienne said...

You look fabulous! Great legs, lady. Oh, you should feel jubilant.

honib1 said...

My Fiances daughter ran in that marathon.. Had a blast watching.. Congrats.. I think thats awesome ... Keep up that spirit and motivation.