Sunday, November 21, 2010

Girls' Weekend— The St. Petersburg Women's Half Marathon

A First— Today my sister Melissa and our friend Kimber completed their first running race ever— a Half Marathon! Woohooo! And they picked a good one too! The St. Pete Women's Half ranks high in my book of races! The weather was perfect, in the 60's. The route was gorgeous and FLAT. Great medal and love the necklace charm that's attached. It was sponsored by Publix so we got all kinds of yummy goodies at the finish this morning and the pre-race Expo was great too! Cool goodie bag and lots of expo vendors— including 13.1 Pandora bracelet charms (which Melissa purchased)! We loved everything!

The Holiday Inn Sunspree we stayed at? Not so much. But no bed bugs (that we could see anyway). Note to self: scout our hotel out a little more thoroughly next time.

Can't forget to mention my other running buddies: my friend Melissa PR'd. Can I get a Woop! Woop!, Becky probably won another medal for her age group and Susan concluded that she'll never run another race without training for it. That makes two of us.

Great job everybody! Let's do it again soon!


  1. Good for you! Shoot, I couldn't run up 3 flights of stairs without being winded.

  2. hey melanie - congrats to you, melissa and kimber - haven't seen them in ages - you all look fabulous and a 1/2 marathon - wow! next time you may want to stay at Tradewinds in st pete beach - i've stayed there before - right on the beach and a nice place. also, i saw this cool company/concept/website and it made me think of you:
    happy thanksgiving!
    beth :)

  3. Happy TG Beth! Thanks for stopping by:) Love the link you sent me. Right up my ally! Thanks so much!



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