(i'm not sure how or why i am smiling,
because i think this is around mile 9)
Well, I finally did it. I finished my first half marathon, 13 miles. I've been wanting to do one of these for years, and have found a lot of excuses until this year. I'm so happy I did it and can finally join the 'people who have done a half marathon club.' (not sure I'll ever join the 'i did a marathon club.')Today was the most perfect day of the year so far. The sun was out, and best of all NO WIND!
The good news is that I never thought I was actually going to die while running. I thought, this is terrible and what is the point of me doing this?, but overall it was pretty great. Derek and the kids came out to cheer me along the way, by far the best fans I could ask for, and my mom was at the finish line too. Thanks guys! And thanks to Derek for politely forcing me out the door some days to go run and being a good dad to be home with the kids while I leave for hours to go running every Saturday.
When I got back from New York James said, 'done running mom?' He thinks I'm a pretty hard core trainer. And I guess things won't change yet because Derek and I signed up a half marathon in August. Note we signed up for it before I ran this one, I'm so tired...