Monday, May 16, 2011

Race Day

Yesterday my fiance and his sister, Meredith, ran the Maryland Half Marathon benefitting the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center.  It was J's 3rd half marathon and Meredith's first, and they both did great.  My good friend Melanie also ran the MD Half Marathon yesterday - without walking a single step!

I have to admit - all of this excitement makes me have a bit of running fever.  I spent Friday and Saturday carbing up with J and his sister, I wore my snazzy new sneakers to the race (even though I passed the time holding a camera), and I rested and relaxed and complained about how tired I was after the race.  I was a pseudo-racer.  I even dreamt that I ran a race last night!  So what better way to show my support for these awesome runners than to wear a fabulous race day mani?

For this manicure, I started with two coats of China Glaze Kiwi Cool-ada, a neon green polish.  Once that was dry, I painted one coat of China Glaze Crackle Glaze Broken Hearted for the awesome cracked effect.

And some race day photos!
J and Meredith after running 13.1 miles

The start of the race

J rounding the final bend in the home stretch

So, are any of my readers runners?  Is anyone training for an upcoming race?  Or, has anyone recently completed a race?
Thanks for stopping by!  


Sasha said...

Me! I did my first half in December, and did another one in March. I also did a 12k leg of a marathon relay a few weeks ago. I LOVE running and when I have weeks like last week, where I didn't get a run in due to family stuff, I go a little crazy!

Congrats to J, his sister, and your friend as well!

Unknown said...

Sasha, I had no idea you were a runner! Congrats on your first half marathon last December - that is impressive you've already done two! A marathon relay sounds like a lot of fun - I'll have to suggest that to J. Thanks so much for the congrats to the runners! I look forward to hearing about your next race too :)

KarenD said...

I'm a lapsed runner; I took some time off to heal some injuries and haven't managed to get back into it yet. I never did anything close to a half, though--5K was as much as I wanted to contemplate. :)

Unknown said...

Karen, it seems like so many runners get injured (J spent all winter healing an injured knee, and now he's complaining of shin splints!). A 5K is pretty impressive though! That sounds pretty daunting to me!

Thanks for stopping by!

love4laqcuer said...

awesome mani, looks great! i ran competitive in high school but now its just for fun.. but great job to those who ran, congrats!

Amy said...

Such spring colors! Love them!!

Running does get addicting!

alikat789 said...

running does get addictive. I did raced 5K's 3 years, then some 10K 2 years ago and shinsplints and hip pain keep me from doing any races last year. I'm slow on the training process this spring, i have a 5K planned for Oct 1. Congrats to your hubby and his sister i can't even imagine doing a half marathon - maybe some day :~

Mel said...

You were an awesome cheerleader :) :) :)

Brooke said...

This is so funny! I am also a Babblin' Brooke. That's the name of my blog and I just did a post about my hubby and his sister finishing a marathon! Great Brooke's think alike, no?

Here's my blog address if you want to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Never did a marathon but always wanted to. Maybe one day.....

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