Crush On: 13.1

My boyfriend and I rocked the Malibu 1/2 Marathon this past weekend on early Sunday morning.  As I had shared in an earlier post:

I complete the Malibu 1/2 Marathon in sub 2 hours.

I am so freaking stoked to share with you that my official finish time was:  1:59:16

Just by seconds and I’ll count it.

What I do know is that this goal was mind over matter.  There were gnarly hills I was definitely not prepared for.  Waking up at 4am to running at almost 8am makes it tricky to gauge the perfect outfit for such temperatures near the water.  The pre-race meal, I will not even tell you what I consumed the evening before the start line.  And, did I mention the hills?

Mind over matter.  At mile 7, the 2 hour pace racers buzzed past me on an uphill.  At mile 10, I realized I could still make it.  At mile 12, I passed the 2 hour pacers coming into the finish line!


When it comes to rocking your goals, you have to believe 100% in yourself, even if you seem to fall behind, say at mile 7.  Believe harder.  Feel it in the depths of your body and know it to be possible.  Keep going.  Seriously, keep going.  And crush on, my friends!  Crush on!




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7 responses to “Crush On: 13.1

  1. SHK

    Awesome! Well done!! Perhaps my next 1/2 will be sub-2…

    • New goal? Love it!
      Sam, do note I was not first in my age group. Still so proud of you!

      • SHK

        LOL That was a local 5k. I was definitely not first in my age group w/the half, although I was way faster than my time goal. My pace leader told me to shoot for 2 hours next time, so maybe I’ll just try to sneak in a little earlier. 🙂 Thinking maybe Twin Cities next year. We shall see.

  2. Awesome!! Sub-2 is sub-2, sister and you crushed it! I’ll see you at the Seawheeze finish line in under 2 hours this August 🙂

  3. SOOOO proud! Congrats on the great finish line cross + goal crushed!

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