The Excellent Adventures of Kim and Kev

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Good. The Bad. And The Good.

The Good:

1.  I completed the race.  The Disney half marathon.  January 6, 2007.  My 12th wedding anniversary.

The Bad:

1.  I had no clue what I was doing.

2.  I was wearing more clothes than a man wearing sixteen jackets.  And that is the truth!

3.  It was 80 degrees.  And I was wearing more clothes than a woman wearing sixteen jackets.

4.  I had on TWO pairs of pants.  Not running tights.  Not shorts.  But PANTS.

5.  I was wearing a FANNY PACK!  Full of more nonsense than you would find at a flea market.

6.  Sometimes I would get tired of it hanging off of my front... so, I would spin it around to the back.

7.  It was my hump.  My hump.  My lovely lady lump.

8.  I didn't fuel properly.

9.  I drank WAY too much water before the race started.  I ended up in a port-a-potty around mile three.  It hurt my mojo.

10.  I didn't drink at all WHILE I was running....for fear of having to go to the bathroom again.  And I get nervous navigating water stations.  ( don't ask)

11.  I didn't train properly.

12.  I didn't work out at all for a couple of months prior.

13.  I didn't work out again for 3 1/2 years after the race.

14.  It took me 3 hours and 21 minutes to cross the finish line.


1.  I had an incredible time!

2.  It was a fantastic, rewarding experience.

3.  I tear up every time I think of my family cheering me on.

4.  I crossed the finish line - even if it took me 3 hours and 21 minutes.

5.  I have the AWESOME picture above to remind me of my experience.  heh. heh.


Next week, at this time, I will be running in my second half marathon.  I am stronger.  I am healthier.  I am more prepared.  I am stoked! 

I definitely plan to fuel properly. I definitely plan to think positive.  I definitely plan to improve my time. 

And I definitely plan to have the most excellent adventure!

Especially because I will not be toting a fanny pack!  <== what the heck was I thinking!?

1 comment:

  1. For some reason, when I first saw that picture, I thought you had a cane in your right hand. I would probably need one.