Friday I took Junior to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Pictures to come.
I picked up our packets for our half marathon on Friday as well. They had a glitch with the database and so our bib numbers did not match out names. Enter Stephanie and Cindy. Gunner was lucky enough to be Cindy Frothingham. (There was one guy who got stuck with the name Princess!)
The race was packed and it took us forever to get across the starting line, but the route was well manned and well marked with plenty of water. There were tons of spectators and lots of cheering. Once I hit mile 6 I decided I would take 100 steps when I hit mile 7. Mile 6 lasted f-o-r-e-v-e-r. The next sign I saw was mile 9, so I got rejuvenated and didn't take those 100 steps.
I coughed the entire way. It was awful, but I just kept trucking. We didn't train for this race, and I had never run this far before. Wimpy I know! In the end, we both finished and feasted on beer and BBQ. I almost felt like I was back in Texas, except for the beautiful running weather!
The people there were amazing. Everyone was encouraging, from the spectators to the police guards, so the race volunteers. The spectators would read your names on your bib and should out encouragement, who cares if they called me Stephanie, they still told me I was doing a great job!
I am sore, my feet are covered in blisters, but I succeeded. I love the distance and am already seeing when I can fit another one in! I am trying to talk Gunner into a marathon in October 2011 when he gets home. He won't shake my hand on that deal....yet.
I attended a Women's Military Spouse Conference this weekend on Friday and Saturday. I met some great people, and even met the woman behind Cowgirl & Combat Boots and without knowing it met another blogger over breakfast, The "D" Word.
I hacked through the entire conference. I should have gone to the doctor, but I am going to have to go this week.
I met some great people, received some great resources, and enjoyed some time talking to people that don't poop in their pants. Always a bonus.