I've never been a distance runner but it's not always easy to be on a soccer team while working, going to school and attempting to be a good mom. I've been running and my goal for the last two years was to run a half marathon. Last Saturday was the day. I will admit I wasn't quite ready for it and I paid in soreness the two days following the race. The first 7 miles went so well. Miles 8 and 9 were perfect. The hard ones were the last three. I think that's where I needed a running buddy to keep up with a certain pace. I made it though, and all without walking once! I may have jogged a tad slower at times than I would have walking but I did it! The official times were just posted yesterday.....and mine was....
2 hours 20 minutes and 19 seconds!
That's about a 10 minute mile...a little more but not quite an 11 minute mile average.
I know it's not the best and I'm sure if I train even more I could do even better but I feel good. It's one of those things that you dream of doing but never do. I'm glad I did:) I'll definitely be doing another one.
I was really lucky to have an entourage to cheer me on. Zach and C parked towards the end of the race and cheered me on in the last mile. It made it all that much sweeter.