This past weekend I ran my second half marathon....just 3 weeks after my first one. A little crazy? Maybe...
I got to the expo Saturday morning as soon as it opened to beat the crowds. I also wanted to get my knees taped up by the fabulous people at the KT Tape booth, and their line tends to get long as the day goes by. After getting taped, I picked up my race packet and meandered around the expo for awhile. I had plans to meet up with a couple of Twitter friends at the runDisney booth, so I had some time to kill.
While waiting for them, I stopped and chatted with Dane from See Dane Run. He ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks, all while working a full time job! Now running is not only a job, but a passion for him. He was a lot of fun to talk to, and I bought one of his books. If you're reading this, hey Dane!
Team #runDisney members for a quick picture at the runDisney booth -
Spartan Race booth for some fun!
Antico Pizza for some lunch and lots of laughs.
I got to the World of Coca-Cola at around 6 a.m. to get a group picture with the members of Team #runDisney before the race. I headed into the park and ran into Ramona and her boyfriend and chatted with them for awhile before heading to my starting corral. As I was walking that way, I ran into Leigh, a Twitter friend, and we decided to start the race together.
The race started, and we headed down through Georgia State University's campus. We got close to mile 2 and I had to make a bathroom stop, so Leigh went ahead and I told her I would catch up. The crowd support was awesome throughout the whole race. I kept plugging along and made it to the Jackson Street Bridge and got the money shot of the day-
As I turned the corner to the finish I started looking for the hubby and found him...he was videoing me finishing the race. :) He snagged this picture from the video -
Leigh and Marie waited for me at the finish (they finished a couple of minutes ahead of me) and we went to get our medals, water, and chocolate milk.
Like my headband? Look for a giveaway this weekend and you could win one!
Until next time,