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Monday, January 19, 2009

1/2 Marathon

Recently. Cameron and I celebrated our 5 month anniversary. i know it's pretty crazy! HAHA Anyways, I guess I made too much out of it and Cameron felt like he needed to get me a present. Now, when Cameron said, "Cassidy, I have a prize for you." I was expecting a caramello or something a long those lines but I was mistaken. Cameron signed us both up to run in the Painter's Half Marathon...

I thought, "Hey this could be fun it will force me to get into shape and start running more consistently." Then Cameron informed me that the race was in 8 days. Isn't he a sweety? So on the 17th Cameron and I woke up bright and early to run 13.2 miles. I kept telling myself it would be too bad but then, the logical part of my brain reminded me that the longest I had ever run in my life was only like 4 or 5 miles. I was nervous.

The first half wasn't too bad I felt pretty good about it but then, while running miles 8-10 I turnied into a beast. I was so mad at Cameron for signing me up and making me do this without even training. I was mad that Cameron could still carry on a casual conversation. I told him more than once that he didn't need to run with me and could go ahead. Mostly I was just hurting. But, by mile 11 I told myself I was finishing and I said a little prayer and just kept going!

No worries everyone, after 2 hours and 20 minutes of running we saw the finish line, it was a glorious sight! I do reccomend running a half marathon but, don't train for it, just do it! As Cameron reminded me during the last 4 miles when I complained of my legs wanting to fall off my body, "Just think about how good it will feel when you're done!" And when we were done it felt good!!





This isn't a very cute picture but I needed proof that we were there! We asked a man to take our picture when we finished but it didn't work... so this is all we have!

12 comments:

Angel said...

Way to go! Thats a pretty good time for not training at all! I'm impressed. Goes to show you what you can do when you set your mind to it! I love half marathons. I've only done 1 but I'm signed up for the SLC half in April and I'm excited!

collinanddani said...

Way to go! I'm pretty sure I would drop dead if I tried to do that, even with training.

Jentrie said...

Niiiice!! I am impressed! My favorite line was, "isn't he a sweety?" haha loved it! Well, I am SO PROUD of you guys! Yay!

J Fo said...

I would have KILLED him! You should have just said, "haha. NO thanks. I'll take the caramello!"

Brett and Lex said...

I'm so impressed!!! Wow, I run half a mile and my legs want to fall of my body and it doesn't feel good when I'm done. LOVE YA!!!!

Ted & Breauna said...

ahhh... I would have killed Ted! ha, good job....5 points to you!

The Thomas Family said...

Cass I'm seriously laughing at this story!! That's awesome though! I'm glad T.C. isn't quite that sweet! ;) lol

Sarah said...

I've run that race with him before. It was my first half marathon, and I had trained and he had not. He was just as buggy then...it was like it didn't even affect him. I think he's a freak of nature! I'm proud of you for getting through it.

marcikay said...

Not sure that is a great gift.. (ha!) but I'm very impressed (and jealous) that you could do that without training..

ChelseaKate said...

hey cassidy! i have a blog now! i loved your story! :)
i am so happy i got to see you at regionals the other day!!
oh ps this is chelsea walker!

Line said...

Wow, very impressive. I hate running, so a half marathon seems way too long to me. Good job, though. Saia would be proud, Cameron. Hehe

Zac & Kami Price said...

HEY! I finally caved! Here I am... bloggingnessing! Ha ha! I still can't believe you ran a half without even training. You're amazing! Love ya!