Monday, March 29, 2010

Race Day

Saturday was the BIG day!! I can't begin to tell you how nervous I was on Friday and then Saturday morning as we drove to Raleigh. I kept thinking what if I can't finish. Mind you that I had followed the training plan to a "t"-I am a little OCD!! We started off and it was exciting hearing the bands for the first few miles. At about mile 6 I was thinking what in the world made me want to do this. Then I hit the "Greenway" (which Amanda had warned me about :)) and it was a trail full of HILLS. I kept asking Melodie "How much further do you think?". She would calmly tell me "You are fine...come on Elizabeth." At mile 10 I was thinking can I really finish. Then at mile 11 I was really tired, but I knew I could finish. As we turned the corner to approach the finish line it was an AWESOME feeling. I started crying like a baby and then out of no where appeared a guy that grabbed my was ZACK!! I did not know he was coming and he ran the last few steps with me. I enjoyed training and I will forever be grateful to my coach MELODIE. She kept this girl going. I have include pictures from the day. Thank you so much to everyone that donated money to our campaign for Cancer!! Also, thank you to each of you that ventured out to see me on race day. It meant so much to see each of you at the finish line.


  1. Elizabeth, I am so proud of you! I got a little teary eyed reading your blog. Your determination and will motivate me so much. Keep it up, maybe when you make it back to Greenville you can be my coach for the next race!!

  2. YAY!!! Looks like you did awesome!!! CONGRATS girl!!! Love the pictures too!! :)