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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Aloha Run Recap

Before I recap, remember I bought new running shoes for the GAR, hated the pink color, but decided to R.O.C.K. pink if I had to wear it?  Well, mission accomplished!  Check it out... 

I HATE pink!!!!!
On to the recap...


43,032 feet.  8.15 miles.  13K.  That's all it was but it felt like WAY more... but not as much as the first time I did it!


Anthony and I got up at 3:45, walked the dogs, then headed out to find parking at the finish line.  We shuttled down to the start line, met up with my friend, and we were off by 7:00!  The three of us have very different paces so we didn't stick together during the race.

For me and my tweaky knee, it was a love-hate relationship.

The first 4 miles were no problem and I was able to run/jog the entire thing but once mile 4.5 hit, I started to take walking breaks and THAT'S when my knee started to hurt.  During the walks... WTH?  I loved it because my sore-knees-only-when-walking kept me at a jogging pace for most of the race but hated it because at the times I really wanted to walk, it was painful!

So how'd I do?  Did I hit my goal of under 1:30:00?  Did I hit my ultimate goal of beating my last time?

1:36:03

Nope, didn't get under 1:30, but I'm hella proud of beating my last time of 1:45.  That's an entire minute shaved off each mile... happy with that!

After we got home, I did something even more painful than walking with my busted knee...

20 lbs. of ice + 15 minutes = sad Annie

... I took an ice bath.  I believe they work - even if you take them two hours after the race! - because I always feel better after the bath than before.

And last but not least, what's the best thing about doing races?  The post-race, congratulations-for-finishing-but-not-good-for-weight-loss meal.


 Nom nom nom!

14 comments:

Jenna said...

even if its pink - you look great! good job!!

BubbleTeaResa said...

Dude. That first pic of you looks awesome! You should make it your after picture. How are you not at your goal?? =)
Great job on your race and shaving a minute off each mile is amazing.

Treadmill Hiker said...

Congratulations!! I imagine after I hit my weight loss goal I'll transfer my energy into wanting to run farther. I can't even imagine run/jogging 4 miles without a walking break. (Or 5. Or 6.) Very impressive.

I love the pink and agree that you rocked it!

Do you have some idea of how many calories you burned doing this?
-Jennifer

deanna said...

Congratulations! you look great! you did great! and boy does that food look great!

Kristin said...

Yay Annie! You might not like the pink but the picture shows that it sure likes you :)
And congratulations on the run! You did a fantastic job, especially with a dodgy knee.

Maxine said...

Excellent work Annie! I am very proud of you and inspired by your efforts.

Maren said...

Holy cow you look AMAZING! So skinny and super fit - wow!!!! Good job on your run! :D

Bluezy said...

You are outstanding! Glad I stopped by!

Kyle Gershman said...

First off...you look wonderful! Second...congrats on a super accomplishment...I'm envious. Not so envious about the ice bath, but I guess if they work, I'll have to give it a thought for the future. I guess the 1/2 marathon is next?!?

El said...

love this post :-)

Mrs. Lee said...

great job on the run! thanks for the post pics...i will try the ice bath after my very first half marathon in may...i just want to finish one...i dont care what my finish time is...just going out and doing a race, any distance is a great accomplishment...you have a great blog, keep it up! thank you!

Nellie said...

Great job! I also have issues when walking but not when running. How crazy is that? For a while, I couldn't even take a long, leisurely stroll on the beach without my ankle acting up, but then I can run miles with no issues. Not fun.

Mary @ DesignerOfMe said...

You look awesome!!! (I really want to say 'adorable' but since you don't like 'pink' I'm not sure what you think about 'adorable'..LOL)

Annalisa201 said...

Annie SHRANK! Who is this girl in the photo's!?!!! WOW! I can't believe you have done what you set out to do... my official HERO!

I hate pink too, but have been getting pink things, not sure why... it may just grow on you... I hope it's just a phase, cuz I hate it!!! But hey, you look G.O.O.D! DAMN GOOD, if I can say so :)

Biggest ((((((HUGS)))))) you can imagine, from me to you :D