Wordless Wednesday – 13.1 Miles

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My Wordless Wednesday today is going to have some words.  AGAIN.  I am noticing this is a consistent problem for me. If you knew me in person this would not surprise you.

3 months ago I couldn’t run 1 mile without walking.  No joke.

This past Sunday I ran 13.1 miles in the OC Half Marathon and it was one of the coolest experiences of my life !   The people, the energy, the scenery, it was completely exhilarating!

But it was NOT easy.  In fact when I hit mile 12 I was thinking, how on EARTH can I do one more?  But one foot in front of the other and I made it.  Cranked up my iPod and just thought about seeing my family at the end.   Crossing that finish line was one of the greatest feelings ever.

My husband ran it too, his first one. He kicked butt!  I can brag a little about him because I am one proud wife! That’s my dear friend Pam in the picture who was one of the friends who inspired me to start running in the first place. She also was amazing!

I also have to give some  “shout outs” to my friends Sally M., Sally N., Kimberly, Melanie and Kristen who also ROCKED this race.    Sally M. even made a huge ORANGE sign and left it at mile 11 to cheer me on as a total surprise.  On it, she plugged “www.tinyoranges.com” too…pretty smart marketing…thanks Sal, love you!

So, who’s in it with me for next year???  I feel a Tiny Oranges team in the works with cute orange tanks….

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Wordless Wednesday – I Love OC

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So I have been running a lot lately.  17  (GULP) days to go until my first 1/2 marathon. I do most my training in the Back Bay in Newport Beach.  When I was running yesterday the view almost took my breath away.  Or maybe it was the running. But anyhow, I had to stop and snap this pic on my iPhone.  It’s so gorgeous right now. Spring is in full bloom, wildflowers everywhere, and I love you can see Fashion Island in the background. I love OC.  I really do.

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