Saturday, November 5, 2011

I'm a Rockstar

So I'm not usually a big gloater, but that has all changed today. I RAN A FREAKING 1/2 MARATHON. that's THIRTEEN POINT ONE miles. And because of that, I think I'm amazing. We drove to Indianapolis yesterday & met up with the Stroud's (pictures later, but they have them all and I couldn't wait, too happy). We went to the Expo, got some grub (typically I hear people carb load, but I had enchiladas and they were yummy). And then brilliant me I forgot my knee brace. We walked to CVS. Closed. So we hailed a cab to Walgreens. Yep! My 1st time in a cab. The Stroud's are great because they are so go-with-the-flow and non-stress that they are super easy to be around. And we got ice cream.


Woke up this morning, got ready, & forgot a million things. My inhaler, some energy beans, my earphones (got them from the car just in time). It was a traumatic start. But I found my girlfriends from my ward to run with in the nic-of-time (pictures of them are with them, so they'll come later too). Seriously, the bell had already rung & the crowd was a-movin. It was stressful. When I found them we were near the start line and I almost started crying from all the emotion. But I held it together. And then we ran. Oh we ran. And had a blast. I loved all the people on the sides and the cheering and playing. I figured if I was doing this then I was going to make the most of it. I stayed with the girls til mile 10 when they detoured for a pee break but I knew if I stopped I'd likely not be able to start again. And I was feeling good so I wanted to keep that as long as possible. We said adieu and I ran the last 3 miles solo. Coming up to the finish line, Jamey (who had finished his race an hour earlier) was right there to  greet me. I don't know if I was happier to see him or the finish line, but they were so close together that I'll never have to make that distinction.

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Jamey got me signed up for a massage. She asked where I wanted her to work and though I felt a little bad, my butt was so tight and she had hands of steel. AMAZING. HEAVEN. She also worked on my calf some but that hurt and I didn't want it, even though it needed it. I just wanted my butt rubbed out.



Thankfully, we got back to the hotel in time to shower before checkout. And then we all sported our Indianapolis Monumental Race shirts. I wanted to wear my medal around all day too but I kept the humiliation to a minimum for Jamey.


We got beanies, medals, and shirts. Isn't my husband good-looking? He's started growing out his Christmas beard. I like it. It's so long now that he's having to part his mustache. I like combing it out at night before we go to bed.

I never could have achieved Rockstar status alone, I never had the desire nor the motivation. Shelby put the idea in our heads, wanting Jamey to have a good 1st married birthday was the motivation, Sabrina was my voluntary running partner that showed me it could be fun and kept me pushing myself, and running with the girls today made it worth it (& that I basically ran into Jamey's arms, he made it worth it too - I love seeing that guy happy!)

Moral of the story, running a 1/2 Marathon does not make you a certified masochist.

9 comments:

Rachelle said...

I am still so very impressed!!! You are a good wife for wanted to do that for Jamey. One day you will finish before he does and HE will be running to your arms.

Rachael and Dan said...

hey! so i blog stalked you...
great job on the 1/2 marathon! i didn't know you were training for one. congrats!

-rachael

Tyson and Jen said...

you are amazing!!!!! and i am so happy you ran with us! and i was told by the girls you talked to me a few times around mile 8ish or so and i didnt respond because my music was too loud. ha! sorry!!!! and sorry we had to pee. but boy howdey i would have died if i didnt. you did so AWESOME! YOU ARE AWESOME!!! :) way to go girl you should be so proud! oh and good job jamey too! :)

lynne said...

Addie, yur auntie lynne is sooooo dang proud of you!!! you said you were going to do it and you did! I love that jamey was there to catch you. but secretly i know you did the run just so you could get your butt massaged :) great job!!!!!

We are... said...

Gloat! PUHLEEEZE gloat! You just ran 13.1 miles! INCREDIBLE! I mean, seriously....

Tricia Jeanne said...

Saw pictures of you and the other ward girls on Jen's blog. I can't believe you all did that, you're amazing!

Scottie and Angie said...

Hey I found your blog via Jen's hope you don't mind! Love the race update. Soooo so so sooooooooo proud of you!

The Wiser Side said...

You are rock star!!! And you totally scored with those shirts and beanies!!

shel7by said...

Again this year?