Monday, February 24, 2014

Number #7...check!

Yesterday I completed my 7th half marathon!  As I mentioned friday,  I wasn't as prepared as I had been for previous halfs, but it ended up being a beautiful day.  I love The Cowtown race, so if you are in the North Texas area and are looking for a race...this has been my favorite.  I think it is a beautiful course, lots of cheering stations/bands, very organized post race with an indoor finisher area, and they reward you with bluebell!

{the medal wasn't too shabby either!}

I kept up with my sister and her friend Jenn for 9 miles, but mile 9 had a pretty intense half mile hill which left me pretty beat so at that point I waved goodbye to them and took a short walk break to pull myself together (which made me sad because I usually never walk during a race).  I wasn't too far behind them at the finish though.  They finished in 2:21, and I finished in 2:25.  I made it a small goal to make sure to beat my previous "worst" time which was 2:26 so mission accomplished!  Overall it was a great weekend, and I was so happy to run a race with my sister Lauren!


I think for a little while, I am going to focus more on shorter distance races, but may consider doing The Cowtown again next year because for the next 2 years the medals are part of a collection series and at the end fit together.  That's how they get you hooked!  

What is your favorite distance to run?

Happy Monday! :)

Dateless in Dallas


  1. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! I've only ran two 5Ks and I thought I was going to die. Props to you for completing your SEVENTH! What an accomplishment! xo

  2. Congrats on the race! I am definitely not a runner as of right now... but I do have running a 5k (preferably a color run) on my bucket list! I've been considering doing a couch to 5k program this spring but I just hate running in the city- you have to stop at every block for a traffic light and you are dodging people left and right!


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