Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Emotional High....





I DID IT!!!!





What can I say, 4 1/2 months of training and a purpose for this race left me on an emotional high when the race came to an end.

....and of course my little cheerleader was there~~

(funny, one of my running partners here in Roanoke found me after the race because of Rudy -- She saw him before she saw me!!)

The morning started off VERY frosty & cold, I was up at 4am to start my day...yoga, breakfast...and lots of coffee!! Thank goodness there were LOTS of port-a-potties available! I met up with the Donate for Life team for our team picture.



You can't see (of course, I'm behind everyone...check on the right side) but I was wearing my "I'm Running In Honor Of..." banner on my back.

Though I was very nervous, time flew by...before I knew it -- it was 7:40 and my starting corral was off. Now back in June when I started this journey I estimated I could possibly finish in 2:30, as I trained I had it in my head that I could possible do better than that. So I set a mental goal of hitting 2:20 for my finish time...



Of course, I kept my uncle close in thought the whole race long but as I turned onto Cary St headed for the finish I started to get emotional...the tears were unstoppable, even though I kept telling myself that there were cameras taking pictures...(I kept saying to myself) SMILE DAMMIT SMILE!! I guess it was a good thing I was sweating so bad, the tears can be mistaken for sweat! You can check out my "Official Pictures" here! There's even a video.

OH....my finish time? I finished in 2:19!!!!!!!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!

8 comments:

Nichole said...

Awesome - congrats! And what a great cheerleader you have! ;)

issy said...

You go girl!! Congrats.

Dani said...

Congratulations Robin!

Channon said...

Awesome! You have me misty this morning too...

Nikki said...

I'm so proud of you Robin!!!! (and a little teary eyed!)

Bubblesknits said...

Congratulations!!! =)

Kim Carroll said...

Thank you so much for doing this in honor of Dad. Love, Kim

Anita said...

Awesome! Way to go Robbin!!