Half Marathon Recap


Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? What did you all do? 
Yesterday was the half marathon and oh yah a wedding in the afternoon, how's that for a Sunday.
My running partner, Sarah, and I trained for about 8 weeks although we began running together at the beginning of the year. It has been great to have a running partner, to have someone for that accountability and on those mornings when you would prefer to sleep in a bit longer, you can't because your running partner is counting on you to run!

Oh I have to mention when we went to the expo to pick up our race packets, they have a bunch of business booths there and there was a booth for a funeral home. Now let's play the game of one of these things is not like the other. A funeral home place at a running expo? It is real encouraging to start planning your funeral the day before you are planning on running a race, NOT!

We ran the Pasadena Marathon as it is known but there is also the half, a 10K, a 5K, a bike tour and a kid's run.
We actually saw a lot of cool places in Pasadena on our run, we ran by the Tournament of Roses house (you know the New Years Day rose parade), we ran up to the Rose Bowl, across the Colorado Street Bridge, down Colorado Street (if you know the song, Little Ol' Lady from Pasadena).

The race was good, it started at 6:30am, which meant an early wake-up call at 4:30am so there was enough time for some breakfast, drive over to the course and warm-up before the race began.
To date this is my second half marathon and as well as a full marathon before. 
Here are a few before photos of us!



Overall, the race was good, Sean was there to help pace us and I finished officially at 1:47:18, which meant an average of 8:11 pace, I placed 8th in my division and my friend Sarah 11th in our division. 
Can't wait for the next one!
Tune in tomorrow for another re-cap of the Bachelorette episode 2!
oh yah and I saw this decal on a window on a car we parked right next too prior to the race. I thought it was appropriate :-)

42 comments:

Amanda said...

Holy cow you're a speed demon! So proud of you! Can't wait for you to run another, Meg!

Katie said...

congratulations!! your time is awesome!! way to go!!!

Amanda said...

I ran my 2nd half marathon yesterday as well! Congrats on an awesome time :)

CALLIE said...

Still amazed with your time.. Proud of you sister!

Kerri said...

Good job Meg! Congrats! Tonight's the Bachelorette :) yay

Susan said...

Congrats of finishing! What an amazing time, look at you go! Take a rest and relax, you deserve it!

Aimee said...

1:47 is an awesome time! When you trained, what pace did you run at for your speed workouts? I could use some pointers!

Samantha said...

I'm jealous of your legs and your ability to run half marathons!! Good job, Meg!! Aaaand I can't wait for The Bachelorette tonight and your recap tomorrow, hopefully!! :)

Adam said...

congrats on the race time

The Presutti's said...

Girl that's awesome :) SO happy for you :) I am going to run my first half at the end of the year, I'm excited :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Yay this is awesome! So proud of you Meg!

Faith said...

You are so awesome! I tell you that all these running posts make me want to start running :)

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Way to go, girl!!!

Shannon Marie said...

Congratulations! I'm pretty sure I've told you before, but half marathons are my favorite! And it's so true, having a running partner truly does keep you accountable! Great time, lady!

Karen Fieri said...

Way to go Meg!!! Were you completely exhausted at the wedding or were you still on your running high? At least you were able to eat whatever you wanted :) Get some rest today, Bachelorette tonight!

Mandee said...

congrats! that is a speedy time Meg!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Woot! Woot! Go Meg. And ummm....yeah not sure about the funeral thing..LOL

Stesha said...

I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!! you did awesome!!

xx

Amy G. said...

Awesome job! So proud of your time you speed demon!!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Yay - awesome job!!!! You are very very inspiring!!!! :)

Brooke Shemwell said...

Wow - great job! Your time is really good. Now time for some relaxation. :)

Holly said...

Great job Meg!!!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Congrats!! what an amazing accomplishment! Hope you are getting some much deserved rest! :)

Kira said...

You did so good, congrats!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Congratulations!! You are so speedy!!

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

Congratulations!! That is so great. I really need to get my bootay in gear!!

MAKEUP OBSESSED MOM said...

Congrats to both of you! You did great!! Stacie xo

Alexa said...

Yay Meg! That is awesome! Man you are such an inspiration! :)

Jess said...

Wow! This is your second half marathon AND you've done a full marathon??? I'm impressed! And a funeral home at the expo? That's a little ominous! Although, in Texas, it gets so hot that I have actually heard of people dying during a marathon :(

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Lauren said...

way to go! what an accomplishment...I truly wish I even slightly enjoyed running! for now I think I'll stick with Zumba!

Krysta said...

Congrats!

Andrea D said...

Congrats! You blew away my half marathon time (I was so bummed when I came in just 2 minutes after the two hour mark, which was my goal).
And I have NO idea how you managed to go to a wedding afterwards without being carried in. Bravo, lady!

Val said...

Congrats girl...you are very inspiring.

REBrown said...

Very nice - I've never even done a 5k. Good job!

Katy said...

Congratulations to you speedy lady!

Lacey said...

Wow you are awesome!!! Congrats!

The Pink Growl said...

That's awesome girl! Congrats!!

Alyx said...

Holy cow, girl!! You are a champ!!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

congrats on your run, Meg, that is amazing!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

wow!!! congrats girl! that is aaamazing!!! such a great accomplishment!

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Stephanie said...

Holy crap friend...you ran like the wind! That's awesome! I'm proud of you! I'm so happy you had a good time! What is with a funeral home being at the expo...that's scary. :)

Cathy said...

Congrats! That's an awesome time! I also had a half marathon over the weekend, but walked it with my Mom.