HogEye Half Marathon

After a year of laziness in Oklahoma (no time, too flat, no motivation, etc, etc… the list of excuses goes on and on) we have turned over a new leaf in Arkansas. With our new jobs comes predictable hours, so exercise has once again become an almost daily staple. For me early morning gym workouts before the 7:45am work day begins, for Craig a nice lunch time run through the streets of West Little Rock. So with our new found love of exercise we decided a goal needed to be made and obtained.

**HOGEYE HALF MARATHON, FAYETTEVILLE, AR APRIL 15TH, 2012!!**

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After training for 3 1/2 months, Craig and I drove the 3 hours to Fayetteville and waited nervously at the start of the race, a race known for its hills. Unlike the Little Rock Half Marathon, which is relatively a flat course (but unfortunately for us was booked solid by Dec 2011) the Hogeye is known for its hills. We train in Little Rock. Lets just say we didn’t get a chance to run very many hills in our 3 months of training and on race day we were nervous!

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*** Our biggest fans, niece Ella and nephew Luke***

And it was Hilly. And Hard. Very Hard.

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But we finished!

My goals were to:

1. complete the race without walking

2. finish by 2 hours and 10 minutes

Craig’s goal was to:

1. beat me.

We both accomplished our goals.

Craig crossed the finish line at 1hr 53 minutes!!!

I crossed the finish line at 2 hrs 8.5 minutes!!!

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Exhausted but happy!

Thank you to Marie, Lyle, Ella, Luke, Cindy and Kenny for coming out to support Craig and I! And especially for taking pictures :)

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