Sunday, February 7, 2010

Surf City Half-Marathon


Welcome to Surf City. We had so much rain Friday and Saturday that Cheryl's soccer tournament was canceled. Sunday dawned bright and sunny, YAHOO!!! ... and cold {brrrrr}... As the sun came up it got warmer quickly; up into the 60's by the end of the half-marathon. It was a BIG race! The BIGGEST yet, with 20,000 runners! Oh, boy, was it crowded. When we crested a hill and looked down Coast Hwy, we could see a sea of runners in both directions!

I am so excited! My goal was to finish in in less than two hours and I DID IT!!! I finished the half-marathon in 1:58! AND I didn't fall down, lol! GO ME!!!

Chris and I started together, but he soon left me behind. Chris's goal was a time in the 1:40's. He finished in 1:44 (including TWO port-o-potty breaks).

As we were running, Jim and Cheryl hung out eating donuts, and watching the sea of runners go by. They said it took forever for them to cross the race course. The runners kept coming and coming and coming...

As I said, it was beautiful in Huntington Beach! Here's Jim and Cheryl on the pier. Look at those blue skies!

5 comments:

Mary said...

WAY TO GO!!!! I am patting you BOTH on the back! What is up with Chris using the RR during the race? Again, I would love to see how he does if he just ran the whole race. LOL You guys did GREAT!!! Congratulations to you both!!!

Colleen said...

Way to go. Congrats to both of you.

Becky said...

congrats to you and Chris! that's a great accomplishment!

Mara... said...

YEAH Joni!!!! SO happy that you had a great race, it was an absolutely gorgeous day for running. I am so proud of you! YEAH again!!!

BethieJ said...

YEAH JONI! and CHRIS!! That is GREAT you both had such good times!!!
YUM to those donuts! :)