Saturday, December 24, 2011

First Annual Coach Gina and Rose's Christmas Eve Morning Half Marathon

I think we have to come up with a shorter race title, but this morning's First Annual Coach Gina and Rose's Christmas Eve Morning Half Marathon was a success!  We have 5 pregnant runners in our group and wouldn't you know if you break 13.1 miles into 5 pieces, the result is 2.62 miles a piece??!!  Genius!!  So we had an informal half marathon and "Preggo Relay" as Coach liked to call it. 
Coach even made us medals!

We did 5 (different) loops of 2.62 miles a piece for an awesome early-morning half marathon! 
 In fact, it was less than 5 minutes off my best half marathon time!
Afterwards, everyone had to jet off to get to their respective families' houses but I had a bit of time to kill and was STARVING, so I stopped off at our local diner and had quite possibly the best breakfast ever!

Yes, there was whip cream on top of the hot chocolate, but I had to dive right in before I thought to take a pic :)

Now it's off to my sister's house to celebrate Murphy Family Christmas with these delicious things in tow:
pumpkin pie decorated with reindeer
and yummylicious brownies for hot-fudge sundaes!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!


  1. Congrats on the 1/2! I was going to run again today but a friend called with last minute tickets to the Redskins/Vikings game and I went to that instead. Merry Christmas, super runner!

  2. What a great half! Those medals are awesome =) And that breakfast... almost makes me want to get off my butt and make some! Merry Christmas!

  3. how awesome that she made you guys medals!!! and yay for running..

    this heat is acutally making me not want to workout!