This is what Easter is all about....pure joy!
Thank you Jesus for giving of yourself, and for the blessings you continue to give us.
Churchill downs was when I really started having a lot of trouble with my knee. It began hurting around mile five and by this time I was in pain!
I completed it. That is about all I can say. I kept hoping the endorphins would kick in, but nope, they didn't. At least not enough to see me through the 13.1 miles. As you can see from my time below, I ended up walking a lot from mile 9 on. I forgot to turn off my Garmin. My official time was 2:45:54 with an average pace of 12:40. Just a tad more than my first half marathon……but I am already talking about doing this one again next year and for us to make a weekend out of it. We can get a room in one of the downtown fancy hotels for a couple of nights. Then Jim can watch from the balcony! And I will be in better shape to blast this time.
......but this was the highlight of my trip......love this little girl!
I have to post some of the pictures of my sweet little family -- my son, daughter in law, and grand baby. I hired a local semi-professional photographer and I think he did a great job.
Baby girl was six weeks old in these pictures. I love that we have a few with her on my quilt.
You can call me crazy, but that is ok. I love learning and doing new things. I've been on a running journey for the last year and like me with anything new, am pretty obsessed with it. Well, not exactly obsessed. I still only run three days a week, and I do the intervals of running and walking (currently 5/1). I like the thought of encouraging others. If they see me doing it at my age then maybe they will think, "if she can do that at 55, surely I can too." I did my first half marathon about two weeks ago. I am doing another one next weekend! These bodies God gave us are truly amazing.
This race is a big one...the Kentucky derby half marathon in Louisville. And you know what that means??? I get to visit baby girl Emma while we are there....that is the best part! I did my last long run today in preparation. I only did 8 1/2 miles. Before the last one I worked up to 11 1/2 miles, but I just didn't want to push it too much. They say it is better to go into a race undertrained than overtrained.
That looks nasty. I wore new shoes yesterday and had a little blood blister. I didn't even feel it when I was running. Guess it is due to those fabulous endorphins.
It will be a fun run. Very flat so I should be able to beat my last time. We get to run through Churchill downs.
And I get to give this baby doll some Mamaw sugar...
One of these days I'll get back to some quilting.......