Sunday, September 30, 2007

Gearing up for a half...marathon that is

You know how you are all geared up for a race and you plan on it and then you visit the website to register and *bam* they have closed registration. I had been planning on competing in Emerald Point on October 7th, but I waited to late. Oh, well maybe next time.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day

To celebrate Labor Day I decided to run the U.S. 10K classic. Down Cobb Parkway starting at Cobb Galleria and ending at White Water. This is the 1st year I have run the Classic and I really enjoyed it.
To start the race the Men's cycling took off down the street for a 100k, followed by the women cyclists. Then the in-line skaters and the wheelchair athlete's. It was so moving to see them racing. I was so emotional when the Army rangers parachuted out of the plane-carrying the sponsors flags and the last man carried the American Flag along with a POW flag. I was boo-hooing.
I don't think that I had an outstanding race, but it was a good race. Around 1:10. I broke into a sprint after I crested the hill by the Big Chicken and saw the FINISH line. The glorious finish line. I started crying again excited about doing this for me.