That's God and I did it!! Couldn't have done it without Him!
I completed my first 1/2 marathon!! Ahhhhh it felt great. I lost my little sister 20mins before the race, so I was on my own. At mile 2, I caught up to her. We chatted for a bit. Off I ran and met up with some lady who was about my same pace. That was fun until I realized the chit chat was slowing me down a bit. Around mile 5 I met up with Kristin's friend and we ran the next 5 miles together. At mile 10 I started to get a little nervous thinking - this is the furthest I've ever run! I continued on. Yes, I felt pain, but I just pushed through it. I tried to stay hydrated as much as possible. I carried a handheld water bottle. It worked out great. I wore a tank and shorts - although I was chilly standing waiting I warmed up quickly. I even got a sunburn!
What an amazing experience! Yes, I'll do it again, but after I get this darn leg sorted out. I'm in a lot of pain. Not really sure what it is. I have 2 doctor appts coming up to help figure this out. It kills me not to work out. I was VERY sore the day after, but by Monday my good leg was pretty much back to normal.
Instead of 2 Blog Posts in one day I'll give you my March Recap here too!
48 miles ran
7 miles biked
2 miles swam
Thanks for all your love and support! Once I get this leg fixed I'll be onto my next event - not sure what that will be until I figure out how long I'm 'out.'