Below is my final post to my Team in Training fundraising/training page...13.1 Miles to Never Never Land.
Tinkerbell HM 2012 - COMPLETED!!
|TNT New Mexico/El Paso|
Inaugural Tinkerbell Half Marathon 2012
|13.1 miles and still smiling!|
On race day you could see purple TNT jerseys/singlets everywhere! Whenever someone passed me/I passed them and had a TNT shirt on...no matter which chapter...I yelled "GO TEAM!" Others did the same if they heard me and others, usually with earbuds in, not so much. But that's okay!! We were on the same team no matter what! One the sidelines throughout the race you'd catch the coaches in green TNT shirts. They'd run up to you..."Hi Beth! How're you doing? Do you need anything? Everything OK?" I was having the time of my life and told them all was fine, gave a few high fives and continued on my way. One of the most inspirational team members that I saw was a young lady who must have had a broken foot or ankle RUNNING in a walking boot...you know, those heavy clunky surgical boots that you are supposed to wear when the doctors don't want you to have much movement. She passed my running partner and I!! LOL! I ran up to her and told her that she was my hero...her answer was to point to the back of her shirt where she had the names of her honorees and said, "For them I can do anything! Just don't tell my doctor!" She was the BOMB!! That's her in the picture below, dead center.
|I want to grow up and be just as dedicated as her!!|
Then to be able to run in Disneyland and California Adventures before opening, running through the backlots...I don't think I've ever gotten through an amusement part that fast in my life!! lol! The crews at both parks clapping and cheering, the characters at the sides with lines of people wanting to take pics with them (I didn't stop for pics since my phone camera has some serious lag time and I couldn't find my "real" camera plus I'm just not a character picture person anyway). It was a real Disney experience....especially since I haven't been to Disneyland in something like 15 years!
All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better first experience with TNT. Thanks to Coach Leah and Aisha and Barbara in the Albuquerque office!! You girls ROCK!! So, in closing...in my last post to this training blog...all I have to say is two words:
100 Days Challenge:
- Day 32 (2/1)
- 50 minute boot camp class
- 50 minute Aqua Zumba class
- 60 minute Zumba class
- Day 33 (2/2)
- 80 minute yoga class
- 50 minute Zumba class (had to sit out 2 songs due to hip injury)
- 2.88 mile walk/run in 39 minutes
What I Ate Today (and the past 2 days):
- February 1st:
- 1 pack of chicken Ramen
- 1 bacon cheeseburger on homemade bun with grilled onions and grilled mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, ketchup (Baby J's Grille)
- 2 cups tater tots
- 16 oz Pepsi
- 1 Bagel Thin
- 2 Tbsp cream cheese
- February 2nd:
- 2 packs of chicken Ramen
- 12 oz water
- Today: (still being updated)
- 1 bacon croissant sandwich (Weinerschitzel)
- 1 hash brown pattie
- 8 oz orange juice