Sunday, September 25, 2011

I Did It

I did it!! I completed my first ever half marathon! I am especially grateful to a supportive husband...

...two loving little kids who were my motivation

...and a trusty pair of running shoes...

I ran 13.1 miles today!

It was a beautiful run with the majority of the scenery the NYC skyline. I got the chills every time I would make a turn and see the new Freedom tower being rebuilt...

It is a beauty, and a reminder, of all those we lost on 9-11. We still have our freedom, and are proving this by rebuilding...

I also ran through Liberty state park and along Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty herself. What a beautiful run!

I am proud to say that I finished in under 2 hours (my goal!) and think it was about 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Exhausting, but glad I accomplished my goal.

I also have to say thank you to my parents because even at 30 years old, they still come to support me and cheer me on!!

10 comments:

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Congratulations Kelli!! That is an amazing accomplishment and what an amazing time.You should be so proud of yourself. You are inspiring.

I am running a half next month and the month after ... only wish I could say I could finish in your time, but I will finish ... even if I have to crawl across that finish line.

Nana said...

Congrats Kelli! We are so glad we came! It was fun! You did a GREAT job!! Love, Mom/Nana

Rochelle Cannon said...

Awesome! Super proud of you!

Kelli said...

Amazing job!

balletgirl913 said...

Way to go Kelli... Thats so awesome :O)

Suze said...

Congrats! You are amazing...how did you find the time to train? I am such a slacker about working out...I'm always too tired...but you are motivating me now!

Aimee said...

You. Are. AWESOME. Like, really. I can't even START to fathom doing something like that, and only have oodles of respect for anyone who can! And with two littles in your house? Holy smokes, woman, you are a ROCK STAR.

Lori said...

Congrats, Kelli!! And you posted a great time!!
I have been trying to tell myself that I want to do a half one of these days - but I have yet to convince myself that running for 2 hrs. is fun =) You do make it sound more appealing, though =)

jjpsmommy07 said...

Congrats! you should be proud.

Natalia said...

I'm so proud of you girl!!! xoxoxo