Post-race, posthaste


I’m alive!  I finished!  And I cut 9 minutes off my time from last year.  I’m glad that I did it, and glad that it’s over.  That just about sums it all up.

I will never be one of those people who loves to run, or who is super fast – but I have an able body and legs that work, and therefore, it’s a privilege to participate in something like a half-marathon.  A sometimes torturous privilege, but a privilege all the same.

Such a privilege that I will post a grody picture of myself.




  1. Carin on April 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Congrats my dear. You look amazing. xoxo

  2. Katie on April 26, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Congratulations Annie! 9 minutes is HUGE! I am not a fan of running at all, but finishing a race is glorious.

  3. The Bug on April 26, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Woot! Glad you went, saw, & conquered those 9 minutes. It’s a BIG deal!

  4. Mary on April 26, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Congrats on a great race, dear friend! And you look grand (not grody)! You know, you’re inspiring me, although I haven’t quite dusted off the runners…yet.

  5. Christy on April 26, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    I am glad you ran.
    I am glad you are in Nashville.
    And I am REALLY glad we are friends. :)

    PS – 9 minutes is HUGE! That is over 41 seconds PER MILE faster – every mile. HUGE.

  6. Joner on April 26, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Great job, Annie!!! 9 minutes is a TON of time to shave off!!

  7. Little AP on April 26, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Great job! Congratulations for being 9 minutes faster!

  8. Alissa on April 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    I think you look positively ALIVE in that photo. Awesome accomplishment. I’m supposed to run my first in October…

  9. Nick on April 26, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Schweeeeet shirt! I just shaved a minute off my miles, when I ran 2.6 and almost died. You’re a champ!

  10. Jennifer on April 26, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    You look great! Congrats! I’m so very proud of you and now I’m jealous I haven’t been training for any sort of race this year. Time to get out there :)

  11. nashville miranda on April 26, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    you are the hottest looking grody person ever.

  12. Carmen on April 26, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    I’m with Alissa… positively alive!!! And that is a beautiful thing, Annie Parsons! xoxo

  13. annie on April 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    You rule.

  14. becca on April 26, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    ow ow! i wouldn’t look that good after a race.

  15. Jacklyn Johnston on April 26, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Nine minutes? Miss Parsons, you rock! haha. And I personally do not think it’s fair that you still look adorable after a race. I’m a hot mess :) CONGRATS!!!

  16. Mandy on April 26, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    “You’ll never be someone who loves to run or who runs super fast?” Um, hello? You run around 10 miles on any given day and you run them FAST. I, on the other hand, start huffing and puffing at about 1/4 of ONE mile. And then I stop running. I admire your tenacity.

  17. Joey on April 27, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    I ran a half marathon in nine minutes.

  18. Deborah Barnett on April 27, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    You said “grody”… that makes me happy.

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