Iron Girl 1/2 Recap!

 

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The wait is over! I have my computer up, running and working! YAY! I have so much to catch up on. I want to start with Sunday’s Mission.

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4 A.M came super fast! GOOD MORNING! You guys know Kelly! Thankfully her awesome sister Meghann and boyfriend Derek (THANK YOU) were kind enough to let us crash there place. I will get to that later!

I wish I had more time to have trained for this race, but with the schedule I have it can get pretty crazy. I think I did two incline runs and was not prepared for what I was about to step foot on.

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On Sunday I woke up to this bridge, a stomach ache, 3bites out of an apple, and pre-jitters to top it all off. I had been waiting nothing more than a 2:30 for a new PR. Seeing this bridge had thrown that idea right out the window.

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We all hoped onto this Jolly Trolley and headed to the start line! I have run a few races and never got to experience with a bunch of friends and support system. I have to say it was really nice to have a group of people who care and are there to support you. See my name way down there in red. Thank you Ben! I just noticed how excited Derek looks in the background. Josh and his girlfriend also joined for this early morning adventure to help support all us runners!

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Ready. Set. GO. We were off! I was so excited to be with a pack of runners holding the 2:30 pace. I held on to that sign for dear life, until mile 5 and slowly started getting further and further out of sight. I was on my own now to just finish.

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Heading up the first bridge which I was seriously impressed with how well I did and strong I stayed. After this bridge it felt like I was always traveling up hill for some reason. Finally we hit a downward slop to run into the next bridge. Need I say more, the facial expression says it all.

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But just in case you need a visual. That is what I was looking at that.

P4100953I remember after I crossed the first bridge, thinking to myself the worst is over. Man was I wrong. I hit a mental wall at 51/2 miles and the little devil and angel jumped onto my shoulders. I remember thinking to myself, What would make me feel better. A song. So out loud I starting singing.

Last bridge. Yea that’s right there are three bridges I had to run over. Big. Ass. Bridges.

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Don’t let my smile fool you, I am in a lot of pain. But I wanted to remain strong for the last mile!At least the views were beautiful.

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I did have some great help from a fellow runner and we helped push each other through to that last mile. Meet Cinthya! Great race girl! Glad to have had you by my side.

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Once I saw the finish line I gave it everything I had and pushed myself so hard to cross that finish line! My Garmin said I hit 6min mile. I could defiantly feel it. As soon as I crossed and came to a stop so did my feet and quickly found myself finding a seat and some water. It. Was. Hot.

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I remember seeing Kelly and the gang and got so emotional that my friends had waited so patiently for me to finish and were still super happy for me for finishing. I guess that is what the running community is all about. Support. Friendships. Fun.

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Katy. Meghann. Kelly. Megan. ME. Megan’s Super nice friend! (Please check out Meals and Miles Facebook page and “like” to see all the fun photos we took by the beach!)

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Say hello to the fellow girls who hung around and waited for me. The day was a success and my time was 2:48:01 and even though I didn’t meet my goal this time, that just means more races to come back on! Oh you see that? Crow.. One of my favorite poses!

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Thank you to all of the people who come out and support racers and volunteer their time to help get through. With out you, it just wouldn’t be possible! Smile

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Sorry for the delay, and long post, But wasn’t it worth it?! Do you run in Florida? If so I hope you drink plenty of water. I drank over 4litters that day.

Over and out!

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About randomamber

Hi. I've been looking for something new in my life. To help me find "me". Lately I have been into a lot of reading and it has insirpired me to do some writing of my own. I have a new found love for running again and trying to eat right to be healthy!
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10 Responses to Iron Girl 1/2 Recap!

  1. Sana says:

    Baller recap! You are soo awesome and that PR WILL COME!!!

  2. Hats says:

    Brilliant views from the bridge (hope they eased the pain a little). I’m still loving the recaps. Well done!

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  4. Kelly says:

    WOO! You go girl! You did great and I am so proud of you! 🙂 It was hot and those bridges were killer.

  5. Meghann says:

    You rocked it Amber. I am so proud. 🙂 And OF COURSE we waited for you! We would never leave another runner behind. 🙂

  6. randomamber says:

    I wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for there beautiful comments. It really means a lot! I can’t wait for the next race now! Sprint Tri here I come!

  7. emmielyles says:

    love the recap– this was a ROUGH race but you kicked ass!

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  9. Cinthya says:

    I love it!! Thanks for sharing your blog! Enjoyed reading it. Looking forward to running another race with you. You rock!!

  10. mom says:

    you’re so COOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i’m so PROUD of you!
    i love you ,angel

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