Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Toronto Half Marathon

On the weekend I ran in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon, definitely my longest race so far.  The only other road race I've done was 5km, a half marathon is 21.1km.  This Sunday that equalled 2 hours, 11 minutes and 41 seconds of run time.  Wow!  If you had told me last year I would run for over 2 hours straight I would have laughed, but this year it seemed completely possible. It was a little chilly - fine once I got going but a tad cold waiting for the race to start.

During the race it was runners as far as I could see - both in front & behind me.  About 20,000 people took part in the marathon, half and 5km events that day and did we ever fill the streets!  It was incredible to be part of such a big event.  Even people who aren't into running knew the marathon was going on (mostly because they had to detour to wherever they were going) and I thought - yep, it was my event that caused that!

At the end everyone got a finishers medal.  I *may* have carried it around in my pocket and whipped it out to show just about anyone - I figure I earned those bragging rights!

Would I do it again?  For sure!  It was a great experience and I'm so proud of myself not only for finishing but also for doing all the training.  Maybe next time it will be a full marathon.  Crazy?  Maybe just a bit!


  1. Hooray! Three Cheers for you!! Congratulations! What a great achievement! You must feel amazing. I would wear that medal on my shirt everyday for a month!! ( or two) Great job, you really are such an inspiration!

  2. Congrats! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. I need to catch up on what everyone in blog world has been up to!