Sunday, April 26, 2009

Marathon Cherry

I popped my marathon cherry this morning when my sister and I did the Half Marathon (13.2 miles) walk for the OKC Memorial Marathon. I finished in 3:49:08 which makes me so happy because I was going for 4.5 hours!!!

You may see walking and think 'oh, that is easy peasy...anyone can do it'. No. You would be wrong about this. It was hard and extremely brutal on my poor feet that have blisters forming in more than one area!!!

I lost my sister at mile 10 where my husband picked her up after his volunteering job...and I trekked on alone...which wasn't so bad until I got to the finish line and walked in...alone...in front of thousands of people. I got over the awkward feeling as soon as I saw my husband, sister and daughter's smiling faces cheering me on!!!

I even got a medal -- Hooray!

So...although this is an experience that I will soon not forget...I don't think I will tackle such a big marathon again...unless I've put in the proper amount of training.

Looking forward to our May 9th 5K! Woot!

9 comments:

Eric said...

Good job Lopez, heck of a walk!
And so much more fulfilling than a treadmill, you actually went somewhere.

Carly Jane said...

Grat job Jaimie!!! You are so dedicated. Maybe next year I will go with you and make the long walk no matter what. Ill work hard and be ready to make it all the way with you so you dont go at it alone!

Girl Interrupted said...

Wow! That's awesome! I seriously respect anyone who can do any type of marathon. WTG Lopez! :D

Urgh! I'm so unfit :/

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I am so proud of you and your tired, blistered feet!

Jennifer said...

You did a super fantastic job!!! So proud of you!!! The wind was absolutely BRUTAL out there!!!

What 5k are you doing?

~Sar~ said...

I can't believe you were able to make kickball after this walk??? I think my day of any kind of running around may have been over at that point...

My goal is to run the half marathon next year.

I, also, am pretty excited for the May 9th 5k. I'm nervous though...

NduguNStephie said...

Yay Jaimie!!! I bragged about you all day today... then I old my story and bragged about my cheeseburger and stolen medal! hahaha!

Girl Interrupted said...

Hey Lopez :) Saw that you mentioned on Eric's blog that you're still not feeling well :( Poor you! Get plenty of rest and hope that does the trick and makes you all tickety-boo again soon x

Rich said...

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Hi there, I have tagged you in my new post, hope you can find some time to put up a reply :-)

Cheers,
Rich