Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hospital Hill

This past Saturday i ran the Hospital Hill half- marathon. I signed up only two weeks before the race to run with my sister June who due to some medical issues was having a tough time with her running (though she stuck with it through everything) and didn't want to hold the girl back that she had been training with. So even though it probably wasn't the smartest way to go about running 13.1 miles, i didn't train. I had been running 2-3 miles consistently and i ran 6 miles the week before the race...surprisingly i felt great on race day. The hills were not the funnest (is that a word?) but i was psyched up for them being much tougher than they were! My sister has a Garmin watch. SO. COOL. We could tell when we needed to pick up the pace a little to stay on goal. Coming in to the finish line a shout from the crowd "don't let your sister beat you" lit a fire under both of us and we sprinted...well as much sprinting as you can do after 13 miles that is...and crossed the line together.

Since my goal is to run another marathon, i'm thinking what better time to start training than when i just completed i may do the KC marathon in October...we will see...i so heart running...i know sounds silly...but i really do!

And as for my new style of music?? Just had to put some of our starting line music on here for a while :)


Amber said...

Congrats! I'll be doing the KC half marathon in October! It's probably my favorite 1/2! I've thought about doing the full, but I just don't have time for the training right now. I'd have to be up to the 20 mile runs by August & September & I can tell you that's not gonna happen!

grammaneir said...

I know where you got your love for it - that doesn't change even when you can't do it anymore so enjoy it!
Great pictures - looks like you 2 had fun doing it. Congrats!

Marilee We Roll Along said...

Congratulations, Neir Sisters!! Way to go!

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