the first weekend of february adam and i headed down to sunny california for the surf city marathon. we were both really happy about our finishing times and for sure want to run this marathon again! the best part for me was that my time qualified me to run in the
BOSTON MARATHON april 2013. i'm ecstatic!!!
our race stats:
adam finished in 3:18 (average 7:36/min mile)
jess finished in 3:33 (average 8:09/min mile)
there were 20,000 marathoners and half marathoners running the race. craziness!!!
such a beautiful day, low 70's and clear skies! perfect for running
just soakin' it all in, i couldn't be happier than i was running in the sun on the beach. don't mind my pasty paste skin, haven't seen the sun in months so it was a sweet reunion.
our wonderful cheering section at mile 21! they were the boost we needed for the last 5 mies. grandma mary, grandpa don, my dad, aunt doni, katie and mike (my mom taking the picture). they're the greatest, love them all!
he's such a stud. so proud of him!
me right after crossing the finish line. so. stinkin'. beat.
embarrassed to say but i had to spent a little time in the medical tent after finishing! ha. i felt like i was going to pass out. at least i can say i gave it everything i had right? adam made me post this picture. worked over.
here we are with our awesome surfboard medals. i even got a surfboard plaque too for finishing top 5 in my age group.
we had the greatest weekend. ever. it's always nice to head somewhere warm in the middle of gloomy winter and spend time with our wonderful family in california too :)