Run, Andrea, Run!

November 23, 2009

Yesterday, I finished my running season.  I shared the beginnings of my Running Story here. And here’s how my awesome season went….

Run, Andrea, run!

This was the Run For Shelter 5K (3.1 miles) on Kent Island, MD, on Sept 12.   My time was 23:30.     I came in 2nd in womens 30-35,  6th overall in women, 24th overall out of 224.

Run, Andrea, run!

Next I ran in the Marine Corps Marathon 10K (6.2 miles) on Oct. 25th.  My time was 49:35.  Out of 5110 finishers, I came in 724th! Out of 3111 women finishers, I came in 210th (Top 6th % ).  I placed 35th in my age division.

Run, Andrea, run!

Yesterday (Nov 22) I ran in the Philadelphia Half Marathon (13.1 miles).  My time was 1:49:35.  I finished 1332 out of 15,872 runners. I placed 558th in 8,531 females. Again, the top 7%!!  Today, respectably, I am sore and I am  super proud of what I’ve accomplished.  I’ve REALLY enjoyed seeing how strong my body has become and where it can take me. I’m very much looking forward to running a Full Marathon next year, the Marine Corps Marathon in DC.

Yesterdays race was just amazing.  I’ve trained solo all summer long, and then to run with thousands of others, while people cheered me on was an indescribable feeling.  I gave my all and sprinted across the finish line, where I heard my husband call my name.  I wandered over, and kissed my Audrey on the head and became emotional.  This journey has just meant that much to me.

A much heartfelt THANKS to everyone who supported me emotionally and verbally.  I can’t wait to do it again!

krysia posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 9:58 am.

You go girl! I am so proud of you!!!

Chloé posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 11:00 am.

Great job, Andrea, this is totally inspiring!! Plus, you look FABULOUS!!! Bravo!!

Gen posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 2:13 pm.

I’m so incredibly proud of you! You look amazing, by the way ;)

Desiree Hayes posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm.

Yay, girl! I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 5:54 pm.

Way to go!!! WooHoo!!! Great job!

Chelsie Weaver posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 6:57 pm.

wOOt this is awesome!!

Anndee posted the following on November 23, 2009 at 11:55 pm.

Congratulations! A 1/2 marathon is on my list…full marathon…not so much. Way to go!

dianna Wissink posted the following on November 24, 2009 at 9:49 am.

Great run! Inspirational!

Brandi Smith posted the following on November 25, 2009 at 9:37 am.

You rock !!! So proud of you :)

Jhari posted the following on November 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm.

Wow! Way to go msAndrea. Good job! :)

Andree posted the following on November 25, 2009 at 6:19 pm.

I’m SO so proud of you! Your times are awesome and to have done one a month! That’s fanfrantastic!! Congratulations and I’ll be chearing you on always!

Beth posted the following on November 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm.

Wow! You beat all my 5K, 10K, half times! Have you ever run a marathon! Love to see someone love running as much as me ;)


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