Ok first I want to start my apologizing I have been awful with keeping up with my posts, my comments, and my emails! ah. I am sorry. Life has been a little crazy I cant even keep my head on. BUT that is all going to change. I appreciate and love all of you so much, all your comments just make my day. I have some exciting new posts for you that I cant wait to share. I hope you will love them as much as I do!!
OK so FINALLY only 4 days late, (what happened to Marathon Monday, Stesh?) I know I know. I let the ball down. However I'm picking up the pieces and today you are going to get to see all about my half marathon I ran last Sunday!!!!
This is my wonderful cousin Camille. She is amazing. My best friend, soul mate, cousin! We are so in-sync with each other we ran an 18km the week before the race sharing an ipod the whole way!! FYI not many people can do that :) it's talent!
The starting and finish line. 21.1km around
Check out all these crazy people!! I saw everyone from a 70+ year old man to young kids. It was inspiring to see who runs these races!
BMO stands for Bank Of Monteal. Sponsors of the marathon.
Rushing to get ready and get to the starting line. Always a little fashionably late! (you know whats not fashionable??? the row of porta potty's in the back ground!)
My Aunty Janice was there! You can see her in the white hat!
We also saw my mom's good friend Julie and her brother Chuck! Julie runs the marathons all the time but this was Chuck's first!
Can you see us??? All the way on the other side. I was not thinking pictures for once at this time I was thinking....wow I have 21.1 km to run right now!
We were so quick at the run that our families missed the ending! In a way that could be sad, BUT i think its awesome!! That means my time was amazing and I finishes way quicker than anyone thought!! haha.
Our time officially was 2:13:49! I was more than please. And that's with a restroom stop in the middle!
Here we are at the end with our medals!!
I am not sure if you remember a posts a few months back. I was going through a difficult time and experienced a loss of a good friend of mine. Having my family live in Canada and me live in Arizona is difficult. I miss Sunday dinners, and birthdays, and holidays. I am very fortunate enough to have a second family that has taken me in. They are the coolest, kindest, amazing family!! Annie and Renee are like my sisters. Both of the girls actually played a huge part in my running life. Annie got me initially into running about a year ago, and Renee ran with me all summer long while we were in Canada. This past July their was a horrible car accident that the Bruno family was involved in. Mike, the dad, my second dad, lost his life in the accident. Renee and Mom Kathy were very injured and have been going through physical therapy to recover and start walking again. This accident has changed my life greatly. When it came time for the marathon I wanted to run it for no one more than my second family the Brunos!
Here are some action shots I got from the website!! Just look at that dedication on my face!
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT!! MY JOURNEY THROUGH MY MARATHON. THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT AND LOVE YOU HAVE ALL GIVEN ME. MY PLAY LIST WAS AWESOME. MY WATER BELT WORKED PERFECTLY! ALL IN ALL IT FELT AMAZING!