Sunday, October 14, 2007

What a Way to Finish My 28th Year of Life!!!


So last May Lindsay encouraged me to run the Denver Half Marathon with her. At the time I was a bit hesitant but after running a couple of small races I decided I could do it! So this morning, October 14th 2007, we woke up on a very rainy and cold day in Denver to run 13.1 miles. Crazy, I know!! In the beginning of training for this race I was really into it and excited. By the end of training I kind of fell off the wagon and two weeks ago I had a really bad 10 mile run and haven't run since til the day of the race. So needless to say I was a little worried that I would not be able to do it. I had very low expectations and told my family to have very low expectations. However, I decided I was going to do all I could to run the entire race and finish in a good time!!! To my surprise I did both of those things. I didn't stop to walk unless I was drinking at a gatorade station and I finished in two hours and thirty two minutes. I was so happy that I accomplished this and so grateful to Lindsay for pushing me to do this!! Athletically this is the biggest accomplishment I have ever had and am so happy about it. I was soaking wet and cold but it was awesome!!! I would definitely do it again. It was a great way to end my 28th year of life since my birthday is tomorrow!!

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

We are so awesome! I am so proud of you that you were able to TOTALLY exceed your expectations. It was an amazing day! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Ali! We love you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Love,
Mom and Dad

Jeff said...
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Jeff said...

Suuport the Ravid! Way to go Tuna

Julie said...

You so totally rock! You and Lindsay and John are my superstar heroes! Like I told you on the phone...I can't even run a mile!

Scott & Tami said...

You are my hero....maybe someday I'll try one. Scott and I are going to do a sprint triathalon this next summer....you'll have to bug him about it at work....cuz I can see him bailing out on me before it really happens. Way to go!
Tami

Anonymous said...

Nice work! You hung in there like grim death and I admired you for it! Thanks for putting the challenge out and getting me to get off my butt!