Monday, May 4, 2015

We did it! {A Half Marathon in the Books!}

 Happy Monday friends, popping in with a card for no particular challenge and pictures from yesterday at Cincinnati's Flying Pig Marathon. We had gorgeous weather for race day. Warmer than we've had all year.  My niece, Elizabeth, wanted us all to run so despite not training together we've all been keeping up to date on how we've been doing. We were all super pumped up.  Neal and I stuck together for the first 7 miles and then I told him to go ahead when we were going up a huge hill.  Couldn't quite keep the legs going!  We were cheered along by our parents, Pat and a special treat to have my Uncle Danny and Auntie Pat visiting from England (Sandie's amazing mum and dad).  Neal finished up first at 2.07.59 and I came him behind him at 2.14.02. 4.40 better than my previous best. Elizabeth didn't have as much time to train and Cindy stuck with her.  Elizabeth gave us a scare at the end (her temp went up really high...see her in the ice tank below), but most importantly she is okay...and still finished with an amazing time at 2.30.  Love all the smiles!  Happy Monday...another one in the books...not sure I'll do it again! Third time might have been the final!


23 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

Congrats Lynn! What a great accomplishment!

Lisa said...

Good for ALL of you Lynn, congrats!! Pretty card today ;)

~amy~ said...

Yay YOU!!!!! That's awesome...you look great! That would be a scare with an 106.9 temp!

Your card is gorgeous! Love those pink blooms!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

You look like it was no sweat at all! You are amazing!

Jennifer K said...

Wow! I am so impressed - such an accomplishment. I feel lucky to make it to the end of a 5k. :) Good for you!! And how awesome that you already have your scrapbook pages done!

Vicki Dutcher said...

GOOD FOR YOU! That is awesome, congratulations. Running down the block would knock me out. :)

I Card Everyone said...

So wonderful, Lynn... you did so well!! Amazing...
=] Michele

KayM said...

Wow!! What an accomplishment! That is awesome! Such cute pictures too! Your card is gorgeous! I Have that set and so need to get it out!!

Barb said...

YOU ROCK!!! Huge congrats, Lynn! ♥

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on your accomplishment Lynn!!! Bravo!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

sandie said...

Congrats, superb run and the photos are fab xx

Marisa said...

I bow in your general direction - WELL DONE!! How wonderful to set a new PB too. Well done all round and a big cyber ((hug)) for your from across the miles :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Yikes! So glad Elizabeth is okay. Great pics! You go, girl! And your card is ever so pretty! That palette had me at hello.

Laura B. said...

wow wow wow...congrats on such an amazing accomplishment!! looks like everyone had fun!

Lisa Petrella said...

Way to go, Lynn! You are awesome!!!

Ange Kelly said...

What an achievement Lynn, well done!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh man what an accomplishment Lynn! Looks like it was a fabulous day and weather.Awesome layouts and photos you should be so proud! Amazing! I love your cards too!

Sara Mac said...

Congrats on completing another half marathon and beating your time! You amaze me. So fun that you all got to run it together. Glad Elizabeth is doing well now.

Bobby said...

Congratulations on finishing with such a great time, Lynn. That's quite an accomplishment.

Gerrina said...

Congrats on achieving another milestone! So good of you!
(and a beautiful card) Hugs, Gerrina

Jen W. said...

Huge congrats to you all on your run and a huge whoop whoop for shaving almost 5 minutes off of your time! You are awesome! (And that card is a beauty!)

Anita in France said...

Sweet card, Lynn ... and what a great accomplishment ... congratulations! Anita :)

Joyce said...

Congratulations! Love seeing those pictures. Perhaps marathons are like babies? When you are in the midst, you say never again, and then 2 years later, what do you know but you are at it again! Start training for the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon, and I will be cheering you all the way.