|Me crossing the finish line - YAY!|
Here I am crossing the finish line - I totally sped up for the last 200 meters to beat the chick behind me who my Uncle and husband were calling the 'ab chick' - moral of this story - your mean abs won't win you a marathon! (although I will still try to get them!)
I have to be honest, after my first marathon I thought I should be on the TV programme 'I shouldn't be alive' because I actually thought I was going to die at the end (or even before it). But this race I thoroughly LOVED and I felt I ran really well - bonus! I fuelled well and had plenty of energy to boost over the finish line too - what more could you want? Eat my dust abs girl... muahaha! Overall it was the perfect day for it - good conditions, good temperature, only a small head wind for about 4-5 kms in the last 10kms and I had the best supporters crew! (Photos of them to come but in the meantime here is one of my cousin cycling along side me for a few hundred meters).
Now here's a bit of a run down of the rest of the trip...
|At the hot mudpools and geysers - being totally touristy and nerdy!|
|Husband jumping in for a self-shot pic - a must in tourist land!|
|Just had to put this one in of Tim looking like he should be on the catwalk - *proud wife*|
|Always the rebel!|
|A spot of mini golf with Tim, Uncle and Grandad - the boys giving Grandad some unwanted tips.|
|Mini golf cheese|
Here's a low down of some of the race...
|At the start line a little nervous and cheesy|
|Still in the pack around the 5km mark|
|The tin man|
|Look at that scenery! Lake Rotorua|
|My best supporter and the gel sachets I used - there will be a post on these to come|
|Trying to be cool as I approach the last 200m - looks like I'm walking but I promise I was running!|
Anyone keen to join me in an event or even in some training? I would love to run with you and even help you to achieve your goals!
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. - Romans 8:37
Ciao for now,