Monday, May 18, 2009

Whoops, we did it again.

On Saturday Vanessa and I ran the Famous Idaho Potato Half Marathon. How do I get myself talked into these things? Well, I'm not exactly sure. It sounds like a nice challenge, and I get to spend time with my daughter, and I need the exercise. (Although it's always a bit too, too, much exercise. Vanessa and I have new blisters to show for it.)

Anyway, the race started at Discovery Park. I should say Discovery freakin' COLD park. It was just 50 degrees, with a stiff breeze and we were freezing. The rest of our "team" (cheaper entry fees for having a team), helped take our minds off the cold with their antics.








There were about 1900 entrants for the races; full marathon, half marathon, 5K and 10K.





















Once the race got started we warmed up quickly enough. Some of the race was along the Boise river providing some great scenery.




























It was a long 13.1 miles and we were so glad to be finished.
























We were also very grateful to have Kim there to give us a much needed ride home, for a bath and a nap.

The great T-shirts we received were worth the effort!

20 comments:

Bren said...

Amazing Race and great photos to capture the event. Thank you for sharing on this fabulous Monday in the Midwest. You are truly a blessed Midwestern.

Heather said...

Man oh man you are one motivated lady! I am so sore just from planting my garden! You'd have to hospitalize me if I tried to run in a race. I am impressed and maybe the littlest bit motivated too!

Dirt Princess said...

I need to get off my fat bum and run!!!!!!!! I was watching (well the hunter was watching) ESPN about this man in Miami that has ran 8 miles everyday since 1975!! Over 100,000 miles! Insane.....and I can't even run 1...pitiful, pitiful and I am ashamed and disgusted with myself. You inspire me. Your daughter is beautiful. Ya'll could be twins!!

Janet said...

You are amazing!! I marvel at those who run marathons, but over that gorgeous (but steep terrain) my goodness. Good for you!

keewee said...

Well done, I think it is wonderful you are running these marathons. What a great way to keep in shape.

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow you go girl(s)!!! Doesn't it feel good to have done the race. Congrats. I used to get so pumped up when I finished a race I was on cloud nine. I got a buzz from racewalking. Did you run or racewalk? Beautiful place for a race. Along the river. Nice. Becca

EB said...

Brilliant - well done you!

Nat said...

Impressive! I'm proud of everyone that can get up the motivation for these events.

Connie said...

Great job... again! I am just now wishing I had some of your energy. I am still recovering from the pleurisy, so life is moving rather slowly and I am way behind in the garden.

Daisy said...

That's fantastic!!! I just got talked into running a half at the Missoula Marathon this year. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm a little nervous. You looked great!!

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

You are something else !
Wish I had half your energy.
Great photos and a big hooray !

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Great!!.. At least that will allow interactions and enthusiasm going.., and of course blisters to take home too!!... ~ bangchik

Megan said...

I don't even know how all that running is possible, but congratulations, well done!

Rosemary said...

Will soon be calling you Marathon Queen.Way to go!

Kathleen said...

Congrats again Victoria for accomplishing what would be a very daunting goal for me!! Maybe if I could walk it?? It's so great you're game for these events and it's a great bonding experience with your daughter I'm sure. It's just a huge workout! Do you run all year just to stay in shape for them??

willow said...

that is awesome! i am exhausted just thinking about all of that running! way to go ladies!


also nice pics! and i hope someone picked up all of those littered cups!

Barbarapc said...

Good for you! I say, the more foolish the idea, the more fun you'll have - and you got a T-shirt too - wear it with pride. Looks like a really good race route - lots to look at to take the mind away from the pain. Congratulations.

François said...

Très courageuses ... les jeux Olympiques c'est pour quand ??
Bisous,
FX

donna said...

It was extra fun reading this post because my daughter-in-law ran her first half marathon last Sunday morning in Green Bay, WI. It was COLD, too. They started and ended inside Lambeau Field. 10,000 runners! Your photo of the Boise River is beautiful. Nice that you have such a good mother/daughter relationship.

Genie said...

Congrats on all your training and, as a result, having the stamina for these races. Awesome!