I ran my first official half marathon today! I've actually ran 13.1 miles several times before, but it has always been during my training; never during an official race. But today my training group participated in the Heart Association's Mini Heart Marathon. It was a rainy day, but it didn't dampen our spirits. I felt great throughout the entire race and had a great time!
Matt and the girls came downtown towards the end of the race so that they could see me finish. Here I come (in the middle in pink)!
At this point I am looking all over the crowd for Matt and the girls. I knew they were around somewhere and I couldn't wait to see them. I am not looking too glamorous here, but after running 13.1 miles in the rain I guess nobody looks their best ;-)
I finally spotted the girls and even though the picture is pretty blurry, I think it shows my excitement ;-)
Tahlia gave me this note as soon as I finished. She is so sweet...
It felt great crossing that finish line. I did it and felt pretty good doing it. However, I could not help but (briefly) think about the fact that in just 6 weeks, I need to run twice as far. But for now I feel very proud that I finished my very first race ever, especially given the fact that I just started running about 6 months ago!