In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

Nothing But Goodness Comes Out of Iowa


I’m going to tell you a little story. Last weekend I went to Iowa City to hang out with friends. The weather wasn’t great, but we Hawkeyes make the most with what we’re given. We don’t let rain ruin our cookouts.This is what we do when it rains in Iowa

I normally only go back to Iowa City during football season, so it was nice to have more time to peruse around town this time.

Iowa City

The main reason we were in Iowa City? I convinced 4 of my best friends from college to do a half marathon with me! And how did we prepare for this little jog?Half Marathon Preperation

After 3 months of grueling training runs…Sunday finally came!start of race

And I’ll tell you what…this route was ridiculously hilly. I absolutely hate hills.

Hills are my enemy

But on the bright side, this beautiful structure came into sight at mile 12.

Beauty called Kinnick

And then this at mile 12.5…which gave me a huge kick at the end.

Iowa Football, nothin better

So I finished another half marathon and crossed my 5th state off my half marathon list. Iowa–check.

Shortly after, the girls all finished!

Half marathon finishers

Left to right: Jamie, Nicole, Torri, Kristin

So proud of these ladies on finishing their first half marathon!

We did it


Oh…and I finally completed one major running goal: Run a sub 2-hour half marathon. And I did it by ONE second might I add.

Sub 2

The end.


9 thoughts on “Nothing But Goodness Comes Out of Iowa

  1. Woohoo!!!! Congrats on your sub-2 half 🙂 Looks like you had a great weekend. My first half was also with a group of college friends in our college town.

  2. COngratulations!!! That is so awesome!!! 🙂 You are a speed! 🙂

  3. Iowa is on my list of top 50 states to visit in the United States…I won’t tell you what number it is but let’s just say it starts with a 5…

    Kidding, kind of…it looks like you had an awesome weekend all the way around! Sub 2 and friends, congrats!

  4. haaaaaaaaa, TOO COOL that you got it by one second! That’ll make your next sub two goal even more fun! 🙂 Congrats!

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