Five half-marathons, four 5k races, three sprint triathlons, two 10k races, and one full marathon. All in one year, and all in memory of someone who never knew she was strong.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Half Marathon Wishes and PR Dreams

I have a post coming this weekend about clothing and shoes and the secret dressing habits that I employ to make myself look .00002 pounds lighter.  That will come, but tonight I am just feeling kind of excited and nervous about the race tomorrow.  Mike gets to run his first half marathon, I am going for a PR that I think will actually happen this time, and it will be one of those small races that seem so personal and where you get to meet lots of fun people. (but also where there are mostly hardcore runners and it is entirely possible for me to finish last...which would suck)  We will also get to have a post-race lunch with one of Mike's college buddies who lives down there.  Apparently we will be eating something called the Slopper, a green chili-smothered burger that you can only get in Pueblo.  Bring it on!  I love earning a burger and a beer. (I only allow burgers on race days, so you can bet I get the most mileage I can out of it)  It's going to be a great day.  But we have to get up at 4:30AM, so I am going to keep it short and sweet tonight and get some good sleep after I pre-set the coffee machine and make our PBJ's for pre-race.  Excited to share this with Mike tomorrow.  I think he is going to be hooked just like I am.  :)  Goodnight, world!  And good luck to everyone hitting the strip in Vegas this weekend!

Ok, so I just googled this picture of the Slopper.  Maybe we'll split one.  But maybe not. :)


  1. Share!?!?!? Are you kidding? I don't share my food well at all. : ) Give me anything smothered in green chili (preferably really hot!) and I'm in! Good luck have and most importantly have fun I'll be thinking of you on my run in the morning.

  2. I hope you had a great race! I am sorry that I didn't make it down there to see you PR!

    The one time that I ran this race I almost did finish last! I am not fast! They had already passed out rewards and most of the goodies were all gone by the time I got there! I was not happy about that at all. However, I am getting faster and next year I am going to kill that course!

  3. Cara, how did it go??? Please share! Did you rock it like you knew you would? You've been working so hard for this run. No matter what the numbers are, this run was a success. That much I know. *hug* :)

  4. Christi- I was looking for you! :) Also, that just made me feel so much better. We were not last, but we were sure close. I barely PR'd, but I'm with you, the course was super fun and I am going to OWN it next year.

    A race review will follow. I have been supposed to post all weekend, but you know how the holidays get. :)

    Thank Julie and Bunny for your support!! I get a tiny bit better each time, and this was no exception. It was a "tiny" bit better :) YAY one more race down, only one more GIANT one to go!!