Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Quick Few

The moment you've all been waiting for...*drumroll*...I finished the Vegas halfer in 2:23:09!  That's 2 minutes and 9 seconds faster than last year!  I DID IT!  And it was amazing!  I haven't quite compiled my race report yet, but since I hadn't blogged since Thursday, I wanted you all to know how I did.  Here's just a quick few bullet points to keep you satisfied until my full race report:
  • Amidst all the complaints from others about their race experiences, my experience was AMAZING and I had the best time ever...did I mention I PR'ed?
  • I was scared the weather was gonna be too cold and too windy, but it ended up being perfect running weather.  It was cold afterwards, but I was covered in sweat and it started raining, but I had a hoody and sweatpants waiting for me at Gear Check!
  • The energy of running with 30,000 other halfers was great.  It really kept me pumped up the entire race and motivated and energized.
  • I possibly had too many GU energy gels during the race that I almost crapped my pants at mile 12!
  • Some dude ran in a thong holding a beer!  Quite the site from behind...you'll see (pics to follow)!
  • The GF is the most amazing person to have at a race with you...more on that later too!
  • I didn't come back a winner, but I didn't come back a loser.  Vegas tried to take all my money the first 2 days, but it soon turned around and I won most all of it back!
I'd like to thank EVERYONE for all their nice comments and well wishes.  It really helped get me across that finish line!  So Thanks!



  1. Way to go! That is so awesome. I saw a lot of people's complaints about the race so I'm glad it went so well for you. Congrats!

  2. I'm so glad you had a good race experience. I've run the LVRNR in 2009 and 2010 as well, and I know what a fun(total)race experience it can be My race this year was OK and is just about what I expected, but it was the post race experience that was rough. Congratulations on your race!