Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FFF Diva MOment: Nike Women's 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco 10.17.2010

On Sunday, October 17, 2010 I completed the Nike Women's 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco (13.1 miles). I originally was signed up for the marathon (26.2 miles) but was diverted to the 1/2 marathon or else I wouldn't count as an official finisher, but it's ok. I finished 13.1 miles of hilly San Francisco in my personal record 1/2 marathon time 3:28:15. Last 1/2 marathon was the October 2009 San Jose Rock and Roll which was a flat course at 3:45:25. I am signed up to run my next 1/2 marathon for November 7: the Morgan Hill 1/2 Marathon with my Operation Boot Camp family.

Special Shout-outs:

Karen-You are like a sister to me! Thanks for the drive to SF and back! Thanks for the MO-tivational posters and cheering me & Alex on! You braved wind and rain and stayed to cheer not only us but the other 19,998 runners out there on that course!

Jill-Thanks for being the cool MOM-friend. I know I made up that word. I can't believe you came AND on mile 10 jumped into the race with jeans on! Thanks for running with me for the last 3 miles before you got kicked out for not having a race bib. I mean escorted off the route, LOL. Also, thanks for lending me your Garmin! I need one of those suckers!

Rahul-Alex's husband you might be, but you will always be a friend to me! Thanks for being so supportive not only with your lovely wife, but me, and the rest of OBC. You are the man!

Ate Lisa-My running buddy for weeks and months. Thanks for always keeping me on my toes, literally. Congrats on your 1/2 marathon race cousin!

Leilani, Audra, Wilson, and B-Thanks for being my "in there in spirit" supporters. It meant a lot!

HOT FIREFIGHTER DUDE-Thanks for giving me my Tiffany & Co. necklace in a wrapped blue box. Also, thanks for wearing the tuxedo! ; )

Operation Boot Camp family-There are no words. You are my constant motivation to keep pushing harder. AND the constant reminder that it's important to properly train for a long endurance race or you might lose a toe nail. FOAM ROLLING SAVES LIVES!

Alex-WE DID IT! You are a friend, confidant, but more importantly inspiration that things will get better. Congrats on your first marathon UNDER 5 HOURS! Awesome! I <3 you.

Last special thanks to my FB family and blogging friends: Stay motivated. Stay healthy. Stay you.

"I RUN TO BE" was the motto this year at the NWM 2010 but I run because I can. I run because I want to live. I run to be healthy.

<3 FFF Diva Mo

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