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the first annual phedippidations world wide half-marathon

i ran the first annual phedippidations world wide half-marathon on sunday. here is my finisher medal! ok, so this was a “virtual” race, but hey, who says i can’t have a “real” medal? (if cardboard counts as real…)

i had the idea for the medal on my way home from the namiwalk on saturday. if i get a medal for finishing a 5k, i should get one for finishing a half-marathon. besides, i had never run a half-marathon before, so of course i had to have a medal…

it was a tough race, my legs being tired from the adventures the day before. (remember i was racing all out on the sand at times). i had to walk a lot, (hence the horrible time 2:29:08), but obviously DNF’ing a virtual race was not an option. i had plenty of time should i need it. it was morning, still. the really bad part was that my ipod crapped out on me right at the start, so i wasn’t too happy about running 13.1 miles without music. but i’ve gone longer without it, too. (on a side note i returned it to the manufacturer today and should be getting a replacement pretty soon). all in all i had fun. it could have been just another 13-mile “training run”, but it was a “virtual half-marathon” instead, and that sounds a heck of a lot better, doesn’t it?

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  • Darrell October 11, 2006, 3:20 am

    what a great medal. I’m glad you enjoyed your half marathon

  • Jessica Deline October 11, 2006, 5:41 am

    I like that medal! I did my half marathon too but part of an 18 miler with 3000+ climbing so my time was 3:05 🙂 But it was fun!

  • Steve Runner October 11, 2006, 3:42 pm

    Nattie! I love the medal!! It’s great, I wish I had thought of that!!

    Congratulations on your WWHalf finish (You too Jessica!).

    Run long and taper!

    – SR

  • TRF October 13, 2007, 3:42 am

    Nice medal! I sure hope I got one of that for my PWWHM race 2morrow 🙂

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