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I completed my first 1/2 marathon on Saturday. I have to say I felt great. No knee pain. No hip pain. It was smooth sailing. I tuckered out a bit the last 2 miles because we had to wind around (it was a straight shot out of the canyon before that), but overall I feel great. I ended up with an official time of 1:35.40. That put my race pace at 7:19 min/miles. I have to do 8:23 min/miles to qualify for Boston, so it seems within my grasp. I am trying not to get my hopes up.
It was so fun to run through the shoot and have my little girls and husband calling my name. They always look a bit concerned about me though. (I think I appear to be in quite a bit of pain. Which I usually am for that push at the end.) Of course what they were really excited about was waiting for me so I could get them pancakes and fruit. Oh well. Brent forgot the camera, but he did manage all 3 kids.
One step closer to 26.1 miles!