Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our Half Marathon

Bryan and I ran our first half marathon today! He did awesome and ran the race a full 44 minutes faster than me! Way to go!
Three of our friends, who originally talked us into running this race, also did great!

I'm totally spent...

We went to carb load at Olive Garden last night. MISTAKE. The trip started out ironically, but ended with us actually at Olive Garden, actually full of bread and pasta... blech


My pacing partner! Just kidding, she was way faster than me. :/

On to the second half of the race!
The half-marathon was sponsored by Narragansett beer company so there was a beer garden and all of the runners got free beer after! I didn't think I'd really want beer after running so far, but we all immediately crushed two or three of them! I was so hot and thirsty!!!

Right after crossing the finish line, I was handed my medal and high-fived by my friends. Bryan asked me if I wanted a banana, and I just burst into tears! I'm sure he was concerned, but really I think it just all came flooding out at that moment. I asked my body to do something really hard, something my mind really wanted to do, and I was able to accomplish it. I ran by myself on the coarse for 13.1 miles and I ran across that finish line to see my husband & friends waiting for me! It was a big deal for me!

The 'Gansett Girl let Brett put on the can costume! 

We went home, showered, ordered BBQ & Mac & Cheese and all headed over to John's house to watch the World Cup. I had to bow out a little early from the world cup frenzy... I think I've done all I can do this day.

I'm very proud of us all!

And after I take a nap, I'm sure I'll be ready for the next adventure!


  1. I am super impressed...way to go!

  2. I read with joy!! I am so proud of you both, but especially Ashley. You ran the race and finished.


  3. Way to go, Ashley! That's amazing and you look GREAT! I've always wanted to run a 1/2 marathon, but have yet to accomplish it. Maybe after baby #2?

    Congrats! Such a great accomplishment!