Monday, October 17, 2011

I thought I was going to die...

...but I survived my first race! I ran my 10k (6.2 miles) in 57 minutes and placed 5th in my age group. Seriously, that is better than I was hoping for! My goal was to make it in under an hour, even if it was 59 minutes and 59 seconds :) I'm so happy with how I finished!
Side note: Eric decided the night before that he wanted to sign up for the race (mainly to get the shirt ha) and he hasn't been running in months. I love that crazy man :)
It was so great having awesome friends to run with and even better to have an amazing group to hangout with after the race! We are so so blessed in the friend department :)


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That's me crossing the finish line :)
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If it looks like I'm dying here... it's because I felt like I was going to ;)
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They had rootbeer (Utah+Oktoberfest= no beer. Just rootbeer!) which did not hit the spot for me at all! But we did win matchy socks! :)

It was a perfect day to finish my first race! Next on the racing agenda?? A 5k :)

P.S. Running hurts! I still don't know why people love it....

35 comments:

Pamela said...

I am so excited for you!! My cousin just ran her first race in Charlotte (not sure what type) & loved it! I just hate running, but need to get over it!

Jen said...

yay!! So happy to read this :) Good job!!!!! and you look GREAT after you run.. you don't even look like you've been running! My face gets seriously red and blotchy since I don't get enough oxygen from my asthma and I really do look like I'm dying.. lol. anyways, congrats!!!!

Nicole said...

that is a GREAT time- congrats! You totally rocked the 10k!!!!

C'mon, next up- 1/2 marathon? :)

Seth + Carlie said...

Good job! Your running outfit looks really cute too. I used to love running 10ks. It is a fun hobby to get in to!

sydney b. said...

I'm so impressed. I want to start running....one day!

m&msmommy said...

Awesome!!!! Congratulations-that is such an accomplishment!!! :)

Gentri said...

That really is so awesome and such a great accomplishment!

Denise said...

How awesome of you!! I would NEVER take picture of myself after running.. haha so kudos to you! :)

Bon Bon said...

Haha. Utah and root beer. Classic:-) Not that I would want either beer or rootbeer after a run. Blegh! xoxo

McKenzie King said...

Congrats. Seriously, running aint the easiest thing to do. You are an inspiration I tell you!

Amanda said...

SO PROUD OF YOU! It's great that you did it and finished and had a great time! I think you needed something a little stronger than root beer though...

Heather said...

I'm excited for you!!! Running any kind of 5k, 10k, etc. is a challenging thing but fun at the same time. Congrats on your time, that's fantastic!

Haley said...

I can't even imagine running that far, that's an awesome accomplishment! I love reading your blog, you're a doll!!

Marz said...

Congratulations on your run!!! You look so beautiful! And what an amazing time!! :) I'm really proud of you - how awesome is that to place 5th in your age group :) I ran a 10K last Dec and it was physically and mentally hard! One of the hardest things I have done. I think I'll stick to the 5Ks - they're challenging enough ha :) By the way, I'm proud of Eric too - signing up without any training - wow!

Bri said...

Thank you for your sweet comment! I'm so glad to find your blog, I'm a follower now for sure! I hope you had a great weekend and please, keep in touch!

Ashley from Sloanbook said...

Um you are amazing!!! I so look up to you! I ran a 5K once...yeah, that was long haha. I just get so bored! ANd it does hurt! YOU ROCK LADY!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

i've always wanted to do one of these. definitely have to get back in shape, that's for sure!!!
xo TJ

Miss Amy said...

So proud of you! You look great even after running such crazy long distances. That means you were totally in shape and ready for it!! :) It's so awesome when our bodies do more than we expect or hope them to do. Are you planning on doing another? ;)

Sharstin said...

way to go girly! that is awesome~ you did great:)

The Presutti's said...

Girl this is my dream!! Congrats big time! Awesome job! You motivate me!!!

Faith said...

that is so awesome! congrats! amazing job! i hope to do this one day too!

Shalyn said...

I am so happy for you and that is a great time! You should train for a half- its one of the best accomplishments ever in my opinion!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Eric cracks me up haha :) too funny! great job!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

p.s. I agree with Shalyn, doing the half was AMAZING!

Bree said...

That's so awesome woman!! :) I'm so proud/jealous!! Ive recently taken up running again and slowly working my way there!! It sucks! Haha.

Laura said...

How fun...way to go!!

Lauren said...

That is so exciting!!! I would never be able to do that!!! You did a great job! :)

mary said...

Hip hip hooray Courtney! That is soo magnificent! Go Courtney Gooooo! Woot woot! It looks chilly ;) I love running, yes it hurts, but it makes you feel alive! Congrats blondie cakes! xox!

Janette said...

WHOAAAAA! Good job! I think I would've died at .25 miles.. Yeah.. I'm weak... But hats off to you girl!

Janette the Jongleur

Jess said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Thats so exciting and what a proud moment that must have been for you!

Emma Frances said...

Go you!! That is AWESOME!! :] I need to get up the guts to do something like this!!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

wow that is so great. i have been trying this running thing out too with not much success. see how i feel about it here:

http://casabraaflat.blogspot.com/2011/10/i-fought-runningand-running-won.html

you are an inspiration!

monster cakes said...

GIRL YOU DID IT! I'm so proud of us. And yes, it does hurt, and I often wonder why I like it. I think it gives me a high from all those endorphins flowing. haha But I go through phases where I love it and then sometimes I need a nice loooong break from it. : ) I'm seriously so happy for you that you did this! And I just want to thank you b/c I didn't tell many people I was doing mine, and I really felt encouraged by you the whole time I trained and ran. You were my personal cheerleader, so thank you. : )

Elisabeth said...

thats so impressive! wow - i wish i could run like that :) thanks for your comment on my blog ...i love meeting new people :) you're right thoughh...sometimes entertaining can be a little stressful - but i love the excuse to set a nice table make my husband clean up all his stuff :P

Amber Marie said...

Amazing! Next race let me know! I need to get into it

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