I did it. I completed my half marathon with a time of 2:17:36. I had set out with a goal in my head of finishing in 2:10:00 – which would have been a 10:00 minute/mile pace.

Before photo:

Holiday Half Before Run

We look excited to run 13.1 miles, don’t we? So jolly. πŸ™‚

So close. I’ve found, however, this is really a good time over the course of 13.1 miles. I am pretty proud of myself.

And then I saw the photos. LOL

These are not flattering photos: Mile 5

Holiday Half Mile 5

And then again at mile 10
(With my half-crocked smile and cab-door ears flappin in the wind. But, I’m still smiling.)

Holiday Half Mile 10

And then, at the finish. Really pouring it on for that last tenth of a mile.

Holiday Half Finish

My friend Cory (in the yellow,) came out to run the last 4 miles with me, to help motivate me through it. He got a cool photo of me at mile 12…

And my friend Clark got a good “Thank god we’re done photo.”

I’m so glad I did it.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy P says:

    AWESOME NICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Schnik says:

      Thanks Nancy. I’m glad I’m done. πŸ™‚

  2. Andy Hayes says:

    Great photos. I think that time is FANTASTIC for your first run. Love the photos too.

    What a great friend Cory is to come run you to the finish line.

    1. Schnik says:

      Yeah. It was pretty awesome. He looks great for his little 4 mile jaunt. πŸ™‚

  3. Kate says:

    Way to go Nick! πŸ™‚

    1. Schnik says:

      Thanks Kate. I’m glad I did it. πŸ™‚

  4. Sarah Salter says:

    Am I allowed to say it again? I think I’ve worn this record out… But I mean it!! I’M SO PROUD OF YOU!! πŸ™‚

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