Exercise! - My first half marathon this weekend




kate27
03-27-2013, 09:59 AM
Hi guys

So it's my very first half marathon this weekend. I cant believe how far I've come. I remember the first time that I ran for two minutes without walking!!

I wrote a blog post about it if anyone is interested!

http://katehibberd.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-first-half-marathon-is-around-corner.html

I'll be running the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon in Cape Town, South Africa :carrot:

Much love


veggiedawg
03-27-2013, 10:36 AM
Oh my, that is marvelous!!!
I can't imagine running for almost 3 hours!
Wishing you an excellent running time :)
You'll have to post a picture of yourself running or after the race.
Good luck!

kate27
03-27-2013, 10:44 AM
Thanks veggiedawg I will do that!


Nikel1979
03-27-2013, 07:45 PM
Have fun! I ran my first half marathon about a month ago. :D It was supposed to be a one time thing - it was a girls weekend with friends to run the Princess Half at Disney World - but I somehow seem to have registered for a full marathon in December. :?:

Snoofie
03-27-2013, 09:50 PM
Have fun! I ran my first half marathon about a month ago. :D It was supposed to be a one time thing - it was a girls weekend with friends to run the Princess Half at Disney World - but I somehow seem to have registered for a full marathon in December. :?:

You did the Princess Half? What a coincidence -- one of my friends from college was there too (it was also her first half-marathon.) She posted pics and it looked like SO much fun!

Kitcherella
03-28-2013, 04:20 AM
Wow! You are brilliant. :cp: I read this on the marathon page and I think it is superb - It is good to have an end to a journey but it's the journey that matters in the end. Enjoy and show us pics!

Nikel1979
03-28-2013, 07:32 AM
You did the Princess Half? What a coincidence -- one of my friends from college was there too (it was also her first half-marathon.) She posted pics and it looked like SO much fun!

It was a blast! I did the 5K the day before too. It was really hot and humid though. Yuck!

elvislover324
03-28-2013, 05:29 PM
Good luck, Kate!! So exciting for you!!

Emma4444
03-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Good luck this weekend. Let us know how it goes for you.

Goddess Jessica
03-29-2013, 11:28 AM
I ran my first half a few weeks ago! You'll love it! Congratulations!

Shannon in ATL
03-29-2013, 11:39 AM
Good luck! You will have so much fun, I promise! Or at least you will when you finish and get the medal. LOL

I've done four now, and I've loved every one of them.

kate27
04-02-2013, 10:04 AM
Hey guys thanks for the messages! I finished in 02:35:37 and I was so super tired. I write all my stuff on my blog so here is the link if you wana see the write up and photos! Excuse the way I look at the end I was DEAD lol.

http://katehibberd.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-first-half-marathon-in-bag.html

Kitcherella
04-02-2013, 04:43 PM
Great work! A lovely smile of achievement there! :bravo:

veggiedawg
04-02-2013, 04:55 PM
:cp: Whoo hoo! Standing ovation!!!! :) :cp:

I was curious about the chafing...is that just your legs rubbing and would different shorts/pants help?

elvislover324
04-02-2013, 05:08 PM
Congratulations!!! So inspiring!!!:cp::bravo::cp::bravo::cp:

kate27
04-03-2013, 02:39 AM
:cp: Whoo hoo! Standing ovation!!!! :) :cp:

I was curious about the chafing...is that just your legs rubbing and would different shorts/pants help?


It is from the rubbing yes, and from the sweat. Different pants definitely would have been better. I have a pair of shorts that come down to my knee but it sometimes feels like they falling down. And because my club top is a bit short I always pull them up. But they are lycra ones, I need to get normal knee-length nylon ones I think.

Emma4444
04-03-2013, 07:15 AM
Congratulations!!!!!