Columbus Adventures, Health

Cap City Half Marathon and Quarter Marathon

So remember that one time that I ran a half marathon and I hated training but I loved race day? And I said I’d never do another and then I said maybe I would do another? Well I decided probably I will never do another. For real. But over the weekend I DID complete a Quarter Marathon, which is about 6.6 miles. And for the record, it is MORE than a 10K…it’s like a 10.5K. Or something. Whatever, it was long and plenty of running for me. If I could occasionally challenge myself to a 10K OR quarter marathon, I will feel like a real athlete. Kind of.

Okay so anyway, the race. It was the Cap City Half Marathon / Quarter Marathon / 5K. It was a PERFECT day. Cool at the start but sunny and warm by the end. The race was well organized and a fun route. The announcer at the start line was full of energy, reminding us of “The Golden Beverage of Beer that awaits you at the finish!” Here is a quick photo recap of our race experience:

Overall, I completed the race in 1 hour 12 minutes. And I didn’t walk! I mean, some of that last half mile was a pace so slow it was basically walking, but many millions of thanks to Kelsey who stuck by the whole way and kept me running. I have been training, but running is just SO BORING when you’re alone. So on my longer Saturday runs through my neighborhood, I would often stop to walk because a) running is hard, and again b) running is boring. So I was pleasantly surprised by what my body was capable of. I did not feel fabulous at the finish, but hey, I pushed myself! Go me!

Anyway, if you need a fun race to do in Central Ohio, definitely check this one out next year. Maybe I will see you there!

Health

Best Boston Marathon Signs

Unless you were hiding from every news outlet in the world, you know that yesterday was the Boston Marathon. It’s a symbolic race for American’s now, and there were many inspiring stories that came out of yesterday’s race. But I also stumbled on this round up of the best signs from the race. And the signs on the sidelines are FOR SURE one of the most fun parts of any race. Click on the link and check them all out!!

These Hilarious Boston Marathon Signs Make Us Want to Run Faster

Daily Notes, Picture Taking Time

Pasta Dinner + Wii + Marathon

This is just how we roll over here at home base.ย  When a roomy runs a half marathon, we eat pasta and play intense games of wii the night before…

And this is what it looks like to “concentrate” wii-style:

And then, before you know it, it’s marathon day!

And Katy is ready!!!

And I fail a little at picture taking, but it’s just because she’s moving so fast…

We were super creative with our sign making! I’m pretty sure we should receive 100% of the credit for Katy’s success.

What a great and mighty tale of success!!