Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vegas - Running From an Angel Half...

About a year ago my sister decided it was time to fulfill an item on her bucket list. I told her that running a Half Marathon was insane!! She looked at me and said 'it's on your bucket list just don't know it yet!':) I am not going to lie...I thought she was crazy!! Being able to run a 10k was good enough for me. Anyway...we got looking for a 1/2 that wasn't on a Sunday and finally found one outside Las Vegas at Lake Mead that was scheduled for January 7th , 2012. I'm thinking, 'oh plenty of time'!! Then as the event got closer Satan started working on me...filling my mind with doubt and telling me I was crazy and that I could NEVER accomplish this goal. I am so grateful I didn't let Satan win this time. With encouragement from my sister and close friends I was able to pull it off!! I even caught myself saying, "when we do this again...":)

A BIG THANKS to my sister...thanks for pushing me on those crazy long runs and for always being an example of determination and hard work!! I'm glad you had me put it on my bucket list too!!

Jami stretching out before the race!

Robbi and Lori toasting to good luck before the race!

Jami, Me, Shawna, Lori and Robbi before the race

Lori and I crossing the finish line.
I have to give a BIG thanks to Lori...she was suppose to run the full marathon but injured her foot about a month before the race. So she decided to do the half just as a support to me. I'm not gonna lie...without her I'm not sure I could've pulled it off!! She's my very own Jillian Michaels:)!!

All of us after the race

My amazing sister and I...WOOHOO we did it!!!!

Shawna and this lady. She did an amazing job and finished in just 2 hours and 7 minutes! Poor girl had to wait around for us an entire hour after she finished!

Jami, Robbi, and Lori

LOVE this picture!

Lori modeling our Race Shirts

We had to take a photo in our race shirts!

Us On the Strip...Shawna had never been to Vegas before so we had to go show her the strip. Thank heavens we just drove it and only got out for one picture! Not sure I could've pulled off walking the Strip:)

Thanks again ladies...LETS DO IT AGAIN!!!


Jonathan and Mandi Crandell said...

AWESOME! So proud of you. You are amazing! You better invite me to run with you on your next half.

Summer Haws said...

Congrats Tiff! That SO awesome! That takes a lot of work. Thats one thing on my bucket list too! Maybe 2012! Keep the running up!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Uhmmm who lives in Las Vegas and REALLY needs motivation to do something like that...yeah that would be ME!! I could barely go on the YW hikes at girls camp that were like 8-9 miles long let alone a half marathon!! Good job!

Shawna said...

You are amazing!! It was tons of fun! Loved every minute of it - minus the running!!! Thanks for the fun time!

cturley said...

Told you that you could "Run like the wind bullseye!!!" Yeah!!! so proud :)

lori said...

So I have it in're doing another one! I already have the course picked out!!!!

Kristal said...

Oh my are my role model! Way to go!