Last Sunday I ran 26.2 miles and let me tell you that last .2 seems longer than the whole race! haha My friend Kate ran it with me she is amazing. She has already done a few marathons plus a full Iron Man so she pushed me! It was such an amazing experience. Leading up to the race I was really excited but REALLY nervous. I felt more nervous for this than I have for most soccer games I have played. We got there bright and early and the race started at 6:30!
Kate and I before the race
There was about 2,000 people who ran the half marathon and 20,000 total who did the half marathon and the other shorter races.
Mile 14.. My parents and David were there holding signs and I was super excited to see them!
Me and my hubby :)
My biggest fans!
I was a little tired... haha all I wanted to do was sit down and take OFF my shoes!!!
My Dad has called me "his WARRIOR" and my mom made this sign. They held it up at mile 25 and when I ran by that sign I couldn't stop smiling. I don't think I could have done it without all my family cheering me on a supporting me!
I DID IT!!! 4 HRS 18 MINUTES 10 SECONDS!
I really thought that I would do this just to say that I ran a marathon and be done with it... but now that I did I could definitely see myself doing another one. It was one of the hardest things i have ever done. But it really teaches you how far you can push yourself. It taught me a lot about myself and made me realize that when I put my mind to something I can do it. I would definitely say if you are thinking about running a marathon.. DO IT! :) it really is worth it!