Today at 7:30am I ran my first 1/2 Marathon. It was awesome. I ran the first 10 miles with ease. Even the killer hill wasn't nearly as bad as I anticipated. My prayers were answered ad I did not have to run in killer heat. In fact the first little bit it was totally foggy and breezy. I loved it. The last 3 miles I really started to struggle. My legs started feeling heavier and heavier and it was starting to get HOT! (The heat made it really hard for me to get a good breath. ) I perked up when I saw the finish line. And started booking it even more when I heard Eric whistle. I heard him whistle before I could see him. I couldn't wait to see him and the kids at the finish line.
My friends Misty and Shauna showed up at the finish line to support me. They are so awesome. And then they took me to lunch for my birthday and celebrate. I had so much fun getting out and spending time with the girls.
Here are some pics from the event:
Just around the bend from the finish line. At this point I could here Eric's whistle and started to book it.
Trying to make it in less than 2 1/2 hours!! Look at that serious face!!!
A couple of Marathon Maniacs. That is what the sign says behind us at the finsh line!!
My good friends Misty and Shauna- there to support me!! What awesome friends. And then they treated me to a wonderful lunch afterwards for my birthday.
Giving Eric a smooche at the finish line. I couldn't wait to see him. It made me feel so special having him there supporting me. He has been my biggest support through all of this.
A picture of me and the boys. I heard Blake say at the finish line. "My mom wins!!"
I loved having them there.
The crew. Both Annalisa and my families there to support us. Aren't families wonderful!! It is kind of like life. This life is a tesst. It may be hard and trying, but in the end we do our best so that we can be with our families forever. Knowing my family was there at the end, cheering me on is what kept me going.