|Feeling a lot lighter! I lost 20 pounds!|
|Now this is team work!|
|Me and one of my favorite Marathon Maniacs, Martha!|
|Here I am with the DSE President!|
|Congrats to Chris Bliss for pulling out two back to back half marathons! Congrats to Ultra Woof for pulling out the triple: DSE 6 Hour, DSE 5k, and the Dirty Dozen 34 miler!|
I am totally ok with my 10 miles. Even if I hadn't run the 12 hour race the day before, I would have been perfectly fine with not hitting the half marathon mark. The reason why is because this was a DSE event. I love my running club. It's always like a family reunion. I summed up my feelings about this club in my Dolby South End Awards Ceremony & Gala race report. Here is the repost:
I woke up at 7am every Sunday I wasn't running a marathon or half last year so that I could hang out with these folks. These people have made my life better in so many ways. When I received my first DSE ribbon, I gushed like a little kid who just won an award. I absolutely loved that ribbon, and I proudly displayed it on my wall! Until the 2009 San Jose Rock & Roll Half Marathon, my first 13.1 miler, I had never won any award for any sporting event. I was that fat kid who always got picked last in PE, so any award I received for running, big or small, is cherished. Since that first race with this cool running club, I have collected many more ribbons as well as 38 half marathon and 26 full marathon medals. I have come a long way with my running, and I owe a lot of it to the folks at DSE. There is definitely a sense of community here. The support I receive from them helps me to improve. I know that I am always in the back of the pack, but I work hard to finish, and it's so nice to have cheerleaders on the sidelines encouraging me when I cross that finish line at every race. I am very lucky to be a part of this awesome club.