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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Indy Women’s Half Marathon, #30

A couple weeks ago I ran my 30th half marathon. This was my 3rd (or was it 4th?) time running the Indy Womens half, and it is one I plan on doing every year!

Like last year, Margie and I got a hotel, did some walking downtown, then went to eat at Weber's. Btw, she has lost 30 lbs since the last time I saw her, by doing the Keto diet. She’s amazing!!

This was my first race since having my liposuction revision, so I hadn’t done much running the month prior to the race. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go, I was trying to mentally prepare myself  for walking the whole thing. 
 Although I hadn’t done any running, I was still walking at least 3-5 miles almost every day. 

 I was able to run almost the whole thing, walking through the water stops and a couple other times. But I had no pain at all, and finished in 2:43. Definitely not my fastest, but it was better than I was expecting!

I was a little excited to see my precious runner mama near the finish line.

I ran the Indy Half marathon at Fort Ben 2 weeks later. It was my first time running that one, and I loved it.
It was a beautiful course, just an excellent race through Fort Harrison state park. 

This course was really hilly, and it was a pretty hot day too. I struggled through this one, but loved every minute of it. I crossed the finish line in 2:47. 
 Although I haven’t had many sub 2:30 races, I know I’ll get back there someday. For now I’m just enjoying the journey as I keep pushing myself to get better.



  1. That you've done these races so close to your last recovery, that's so impressive!!!!

  2. You look so incredibly happy in this pics! Glad these turned out so well. :) Happy running, my friend.

  3. Amazing job, 30 is a fabulous accomplishment!
    The women's half and Fort Ben race sound great. I wish I had been a runner when I lived in Indy. They have a lot more half marathon options than we do down here.

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  5. Great job on both the halfs!! I'm so bummed I couldn't make it work to meet up with you after the first one. I've heard so many good things about the one in Fort Ben - I might have to sign up for that one next year. Are you doing the Indython then? Just realized that even though I grew up in Indpls, I've only been to Fort Ben maybe once or twice.

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