Saturday, April 20, 2013

On the Run: Martian Invasion of Races Half Marathon 2013

I've been sitting on this post all week.  After the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, I felt selfish posting about my own race.  But races are events to be celebrated and shared.  I've kept this one simple.

Last Saturday I ran my 5th Martian Half Marathon.  Due to heavy rains during the week leading up to the race, much of the course was under water.  The runners were rerouted off of Hines Drive through some of the surrounding neighborhoods.  It was a nice change of scenery and kept things interesting because, save for the first and last few miles, I wasn't sure what was coming next.

The temperature was decent for a long run but because of the wind and occasional rain and sleet, it certainly seemed a lot colder than it actually was.  I wanted to run the race about a minute faster than I did to beat my time from Gross Ile.  Even though that didn't happen, I did come in 2nd in my age group, 9th female, and 92nd overall out of nearly 2,000 runners. 
Age Group Award
I also ran the Kids' Marathon with the the Girl's Running Club from school.  The girls had been training for weeks, logging their miles, getting ready for their big finish.  I was so proud of them and excited to run their final 1.2 miles with them after my race! 






Vanilla Chia Pudding (this recipe, minus the cocoa), banana


Off to the Races / Lana del Rey
It Gets Better / fun.
Paris (Ooh La La) / Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Designer Drug / Mayer Hawthorne
Can't Hold Us Back / Macklemore
The Man That Never Was / Rick Springfield 
I Will Wait / Mumford & Sons
Heart Attack / Raphael Saadiq
Where Have You Been / Rihanna
Michael Praytor, 5 Years Later / Ben Folds Five
Never Go Back / Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Ain't Messin 'Round / Gary Clark, Jr.
Work Around It / Them Swoops
So Good / B.o.B.
Get Ready / Mayer Hawthorne
Babel / Mumford & Sons
Felt / Garbage
We Come Running / Youngblood Hawke
Everybody Talks / Neon Trees
Change / Churchill
One More Night / Maroon 5
Something Good Can Work / Two Door Cinema Club
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor / Arctic Monkeys
I Knew You Were Trouble / Taylor Swift
The Antidote / St. Vincent
Radioactive / Imagine Dragons

Next race: Back to the Beach Half Marathon - May 19th


  1. The girls were undoubtedly proud and excited as well. Congrats to you all!

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  3. I am so proud of our girls! They rocked it out. Thanks for your help Amanda. Congrats on your 2nd place finish.

    1. You did an awesome job getting them ready! I'm so glad I could come along for the ride! :)