Saturday, January 06, 2007
Finish time: 2:49:38 !!!!
My experience of my first half marathon was great! The weather was perfect and there were about 17,000 participants. I had some good tunes on my MP3 player and everything was going smoothly until mile 9. In trying to go around some walkers, I landed on my ankle and sprained my right ankle pretty bad. But, I have to tell you that I am a proud user of Biofreeze(a topical pain reliever). Right when I injured the ankle, I saw the medical tent and sqeezed a big glob of the Biofreeze gel. I walked for a little bit, and when it started to feel a little better from the miraculous gel, I ran lightly. I finished at 2:49:38. After crossing the finish line, I received my medal and had a few snacks. However, the Biofreeze started wearing off and well, now I am sitting on my couch, with a wrapped swollen ankle and an ice pack (R.I.C.E). But, i finished the race!!! Yey! The half marathon was not so bad and I definitely will do it again next year! It was great to see so many people running for their own cause. For loved ones they lost either due to cancer or fighting for a disease. It was cool to see everyone out so early in the morning too!!!