Tuesday, November 24, 2015

::3rd Marathon::Austin::San Antonio::

8 months ago when I had Cruz, I decided I wanted to run a marathon by the end of the year.  I signed up for the closest marathon that was on a Saturday (most are on Sundays). That was in New Braunfels, so we made a family trip out of it. We drove through Austin, but spent most of our time in San Antonio. We visited the Alamo, and walked along the Riverwalk. We had a great time! 

As for my marathon, I ran it just under 4 hours. I was on track to finish at about 3 1/2 hours, but at mile 22, I just hit a major wall. Out of nowhere, I just couldn't move! I was the third place female until about 17 miles. The half marathoners I was passing kept cheering me on, telling me I was the third female. It was a there-and-back course, so when I got close to the turnaround point, I started counting the runners. I think I was about 13th place and 3rd female. I started to fall behind a little by mile 20, and by mile 22, it was all about surviving! I've been saying this was my last marathon, and it may have been, but IF I do another one, I know I need to refuel during it (duh)...something I didn't do. I felt so good, and didn't take the time to refuel. Lesson learned. But overall, I was happy with it! I finished about the same time from my last marathon, but that was 10 years ago, pre babies. So I'll take that!


The Dalton's said...

Way to go, Kendal!!!

Evan and Lauren said...

Your family is adorable!! Way to go on your marathon- you need to give me some tips!! I feel like baby number 3 aged me 10 years!