Just two weeks ago, I accomplished a huge goal for myself. I finished my first half marathon. It was the annual HITS Marathon of Oklahoma City. It was a really big event with so many runners. I set a goal about 4 months ago that I wanted to do this. I made up a 20 week training program and kept it on the fridge the entire time to keep me motivated.
I grew up hating to run,especially in school.
Horrible "fun run" in high school.
But the last 4 years or so, I have come around to really enjoying the sport and decided to do something big. I started getting up early so I could run before Greg left for work. That too was something I didn't like; so not a morning person.
But in the end, it paid off and I'm so glad I did.
This is about 6 am. Nervous...
...but so pumped!
Greg and the girls were waiting for me at the finish line; I was smiling and waving like a crazy person as soon as I saw them.
Greg caught me sprinting to the finish line.
Completed 13.1 miles in 2 hour and 23 minutes. A personal best. :)
Cooling down and feeling crazy. Crazy good.
Can't wait for the next one.
Seriously, hardest thing I've ever done but so worth the amazing feeling of accomplishment. Only now am I getting the feeling back in my knees and recovering fully but I'm already looking forward the next goal.