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Sunday, May 18, 2014

My First 1/2 Marathon!

Today I ran my very first 1/2 marathon with my partner in crime Kristen Paradise and the top massage therapist at the USMT RI office along with my "other" partner in crime ~ the Gunny (aka.. my husband) and Reggie ( a son from another mother) and a guest appearance from my son Eddie ( who lives in Fredericksburg VA.)  The 1/2 marathon we ran was the Marine Corps Historic Half. 

Kristen & I had some training but not nearly what we really needed but we did succeed and finished the race in the allotted  time frame, got our medals from the Marines and pretty much hobbled away to the car.

It seemed like an eternity before we got back to the car and had the same responses as most if not all of our clients after a long run like that... Very sore, very vocal about it and couldn't quite get comfortable. I think that pretty much sums it up.  We both ended up with a few blisters but nothing too crazy .. Trust me it could have been worse.

I had problems right out the gate!! Before mile one (1) my quadratus femoris and biceps femoris long head & short head started tightening up, before I knew it I felt like my knee was in a "vise grip" and being squeezed like a grape and was going to explode... Not to mention it felt like I was being "shanked" in my ankle. This carried on for 13.1 miles... Good thing I knew what muscles were acting up, how to adjust my foot placement throughout the race and what to do at the end of the race!!  

I may, repeat may do another 1/2 but not interested in the 26.2!  Ill stick to my TRI's thank you very much!!

Kudos to all the runners today, the ones that continue to run and the new runners out there!

Always & with the Glitter!!


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