Austin Half Marathon

Today was the Austin Half and Full Marathon.  Hung and Kraft ran the half marathon today.  Hung had been training and did a great job, especially since this was his first official running competition.  My husband, on the other hand, decided to not train for this.  At all.  In fact, the last time he ran was over Thanksgiving weekend and it was a 15 minute jog from his haircut to the Farmer’s Market.  Now, I will readily admit that Kraft has much more endurance than I do.  I think we can attribute his endurance to his steadfast stubbornness. 

We ran the marathon in 2008.  I don’t talk about it much because we really sucked at it and it was probably one of the dumbest things we’ve done.  But we did finish it at the amazingly slow time of 6hrs 15mins.  Anywho, we ran so much for that I figured that even though neither of us have seriously run in a couple years we could still make a decent showing if we were to run seriously again.  Wow, was I wrong, at least about me.  On Saturday Hung and Kraft took Olivia to the race expo to pick up their packets and I went  for a run around Town Lake.  I thought that running a marathon means you’re a runner for the rest of your life.  Nope.  I couldn’t run more than 30 seconds at a time.  I wuffled (walked/shuffled) 1 and 1/2 laps around the S 1st – Pfluger bridge loop.  Man, I suck at running all over again.  I was pretty depressed by this and now extremely worried about Kraft who would have to run 13 of those laps today.  If I couldn’t even muster up the ability to run half a mile, how the heck was he going to do 13.1?  Well, he did and in pretty good time.  He finished the half marathon in less that 2hrs 50mins.  Well, color me impressed.  And the finisher shirts were awesome. 

Race Name: LOVE AUSTIN.
Training shirts: GONNA RUN AUSTIN.
Race shirts: RUN AUSTIN.
Finisher shirts: RAN AUSTIN.

Very witty.  Congrats to all the runners today.

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