Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blue Moon Half Marathon - 11/7/10

Today Laura and I challenged ourselves to run an official half marathon. We've trained at this distance before, but I wasn't sure if we were up to the challenge as it has been a challenging month. Mother nature helped us out a bit. The temperature was about 50 degrees at race time. This was approximately 20 degrees cooler than it has been lately. We can run much faster when it's cool. My hope was to finish in about 1 hour 57 minutes, but we exceeded my expectations with an official time of 1:52:53 (1 hour, 52 minutes and 53 seconds). We had a high tech micro chip tied to Laura's shoelaces. Her hands were so frozen this morning that she almost had to ask someone to help put it on her shoe.

This is a picture of the two of us after the race. We got a medal! (Everyone got a medal.)

Laura finished 95th overall including boys and girls, and of course they screwed up her name. Where is MY name? I got the shaft!

Laura got this nice framed award for finishing 3rd in her age group (geezer). The dude announcing the winners did give me some recognition though, as he should. I finished 1st in the sock monkey division! Laura had to be a buzz kill and point out that I was the only sock monkey who participated. Nevertheless, we kicked some butt today! Now it's time to eat cookies.


Anonymous said...

Yeah! Way to go, BM and Laura!


fred said...

Ahhhh....Blue Moon. Boy do we miss that crab/corn chowder.........

Congrats! I don't run unless I'm on fire. (and then, I guess, I shouldn't anyway)