Sunday, March 27, 2011

My fear of obstacle courses...

has been overcome!! Yesterday, March 26, 2011 I ran the Palmetto State O-Run Team Challenge to benefit the SCSheriffs Association! It was a 4 person team effort as we raced 4 miles through the woods conquering about 30 obstacles along the way! I was sort of a last minute fill in for the "Fitalicious" team. We had a blast and finished in 50:50. The fastest team was an all guys team who ran it in 40 minutes. We placed 31 out of 179 teams and fished 2nd in the all girls category! Not to bad I dont think! If I had known sooner I was going to participate, I would have trained and been ready. The obstacles requiring upper body strength really slowed me down. The girls on my team all particpate in Crossfit and I am itching to be a part of that as well. Once life slows down for Charlie and I, we are going to try it out most definately! Overall, I was okay pleased with how I did and I had a blast and met some new friends!
 Before the race
 Showing off the socks
After the race

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Time is...

flying by!!! I only have one more month before I finish my masters degree, and I cannot tell you how thrilled I am. I have been doing my internship (aka working 40+ hours a week with no pay) since January and I am ready to be done! I cannot wait to begin my career as a school counselor!

And well, the wedding, exactly 2 months from this past Monday! Wow! I am very ready for it to be here!!

I knew I wouldnt have enough time to keep this blog updated with all that I have going on. I did COMPLETE my first marathon, and it is still hard for me to put in perspective how many miles I ran. I don't know that I have comprehended what I accomplished on that day, but it was a great day! I finished in 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 02 seconds and my goal time was 4 hours, 30 minutes! I am thrilled about that!

I already have an itch to run another one!!! After the marathon, I didnt take a lot of time off. There were quite a few local races coming up that I love to run (I like supporting local causes!) So here is a recap of the races that have run since I last blogged!!!

My next race is this weekend....The Palmetto State O-Run Team Challenge!! I am filling in for a friend and wasnt originally planning to do this! SO, I am nervous, but excited and looking forward to a fun race with friends!!

Finishing out 2010:

-November 20, 2010- Friends of the Florence Museum 5k- 24:08- 1st overall Female
-November 25, 2010- Hartsville Turkey Trot 5k- 23:45- 1st in Agegroup- new 5k PR

-Polar Bear 5k- January 22, 2011- Did not get to race. First time missing this race since it was started!
-Myrtle Beach Marathon- 4:30:02
-Trinity Collegiate School Titan Trot 5K- Having trouble locating my time- 1st in 20-29 agegrou
-McLeod 10K- 54:24- 2nd in agegroup