Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Las Vegas Half Marathon







Tim and I ran the Las Vegas Half Marathon this Sun. There were just under 15,000 runners. WOW! It was a lot of fun. They had many entertaining things along the way to help make the long distance a little less painful. There was a huge firework display at the start, then we ran down the strip, there were Elvis impersonators everywhere, some ladies with Jesus posters shouted at us that Jesus was happy we were running, but that we should also be at church :), there was a run through chapel at mile five, and then the last four miles went down Industrial Ave... otherwise known as stripper row. So it was fun, but let me tell you, those last four miles hurt like crazy. It felt like there were nails in my knees. Luckily Tim was there to encourage me not to walk, or I might have started to crawl.... and cry. We ran the whole way, which was our goal, so I guess it went well. I did walk a few yards at mile twelve because I stopped for gatorade and just couldn't figure out how to run again. It may not have been the most scenic run, but it was a good one to do for a first marathon because it was flat the whole way. Now if I can just stop limping I'll chalk it up to a good experience!!!!!

12 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow! I am really impressed! Did you do a lot of training for that? I am so scared to do some type of marathon. It would kill me! Good job!

Mandi said...

I am very impressed. I so wouldn't have done it. Glad you got the tour of vegas.. haha! Great job!!

Texas Jacksons said...

Go Steph! I wish I could run like that. I'm just so good at talking myself out of it. Tyler was signed up to do the S.A. one, but we got asked to speak in church that day. Oh well.

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Stacia said...

Good Job!! I went running the other morning and about died I need to get back into shape again! Want to run still on Tue and Thurs I liked it! It made me feel more motivation to get out of bed!! Your awesome!

Kunz fam said...

Way to go!!! Thay's nice that they had fun things going on along the way. I didn't know you liked to run. I've only done a 5k, but I want to do a half some day. Good job!

The Dell Family said...

Great Job!

Jen said...

YEA STEPH!!! Now, you can do the Spudman no problem! Half of the battle is just keeping yourself going after the bike when your butt and toes are asleep... Congratulations!!!

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Monica and Matt said...

Wish we could have been there with you guys. It looks like it was a lot of fun. I haven't forgotten the pain of the last race we did though. So maybe by next year I will have forgotten.

Bryan and Laura Taylor said...

GO STEPH!! WOOWOOOA! Love those legs!