Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Noblesville Mini Marathon recap

Saturday I ran half marathon #7, the Noblesville mini marathon.

This was the inaugural race, and I thought it was excellent! The only annoying part of it for me was they were 20 minutes late in starting the race. I heard that they had trouble with the shuttles dropping off runners, so that caused the delay. Hopefully that'll all be worked out next year, because I will definitely be running this one again! 

Friday evening Jeremy and I drove to Indiana and spent the night with some friends. I wasn't able to pick up my packet Friday, so I woke up extra early on Saturday to do it.
 It was so nice to have a hot chauffeur drive me to the race, so I didn't have to ride the shuttle. :)



 The course was beautiful. It went through a couple neighborhoods and parks. The trails through the parks were shaded and so pretty. We ran through the Potters Bridge too, which was so neat!
Taken from here
I felt good the whole time. I took honey stingers gels at mile 5 and 10. They had SO many water/heed stations too.
I went into this race hoping to PR. My previous PR was 2:25. The whole time I kept telling myself I was going to do it. I did walk a little bit, but I ran most of the time, and felt so good! I was very confidant I was going to do it.
 The last mile I started walking a little bit, and decided to look at my Garmin for the first time, to see where my time was at. I usually don't look at my watch while I'm running (other than to see my pace), because it can discourage me and make me slow down. So I just tell myself I'm doing great, and don't pay attention to my watch.
 But I decided to look at it now, and I'm glad I did. It said 2:22. I knew I was so close, so I decided to sprint to the end. I knew this was going to be a PR!!


 When I crossed the line I thought the clock said 2:22, but I may have seen it wrong.
Official time was 2:24. That's a 1 minute PR.

 A PR is a PR- even if it's a minute, I was elated!! After a year of trying to PR my 5k races, and not being able to, this was WONDERFUL and made me feel so good.



The boys were at their mom's this weekend, so hubby and I got some much needed time alone. We had a romantic picnic and then sat by the water and read books, talked, laughed, listened to the rushing water and I was again reminded of why I married this man. 

 Oh, and yes, I am brunette again. Gotta change things up every now and then, ya know!

What did you do this weekend?
katie

20 comments:

  1. Awesome job on your race!! Love a PR!!! Looks like a gorgeous place to run too:) Love the hair!!

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  2. Congrats on the PR :)
    I spent the weekend hiking, cycling, and picnicking at a vineyard.

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    1. Thanks Jojo! Wow, that sounds like a great weekend!

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  3. Congrats on the PR! Looks like a beautiful course! That bridge is awesome.

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  4. A PR is a PR if its just a SECOND! :)
    I love your hair... that last picture, you look fantastic lady!!!

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  5. Congrats on your PR!! That is awesome! And yey for alone time with the hubby. My hubby and I are in desperate need of some alone time!!

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    1. Thanks Sue! If I lived closer, I would watch your kiddos so you could get some alone time!!

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  6. Nice job! Nothing like a PR to boost you up! =) I'll have to check this one out for next year; Noblesville is my hometown!

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    1. Thanks Steph! You definitely should, it was a great race.

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  7. Wow! Congrats Katie! I am so happy for you to PR! So nice that you got to spend much needed time with your hubby also!

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  8. the course looks amazing! WAY TO GO! Xo

    welltraveledwife.com

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  9. Congrats on the PR. You are right that even a minute is worth celebrating. Shows that all our training is working. That bridge looks amazing.

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