Saturday, May 3, 2008

Mini Indy

I traveled to Indy with 35,000 other runners and walkers to participate in the mini-Indy (13.1 miles). I finished in 2:43:37. I secretly wanted to finish in under 3 hours and run as much of it as I could. If I picked up a Gatorade or water, I walked through it so I could drink and not slosh it everywhere. I weaved in and out of LOTS of people and at about mile 12 I walked about half of a block to cool down my body a little. I then finished it up with a strong sprint at the end. I hurt now...especially my left knee. But...I finished!!! My sister and her boyfriend had come with me and surprised me at the end with a bouquet of flowers. They truly made my day (if you read old posts, this would be the same boyfriend that helped my sister dumpster dive). I've included a few photos.

Those are socks on my hands. My friend, Katie, recommended to wear them to keep my hands warm before the race. I threw them away as I began my journey. No, I did not create sock puppets and have them talk to each other.

On the journey...

Afterwards, with my sister at her apartment complex.


Live, Laugh, Love! said...

Cathy! YOU DID IT!! I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yea! You go, girl! I prayed for you this morning...I'm so glad to hear how well you did! You're awesome!


Jen Barney said...

How cool and how wonderful!!1

Sarah Amick said...

I just wanted you to know that I thought of you that day! So excited for you! Your insides are really starting to match your outside too! Love you inside out!