If you haven't been following me on myFacebook Page and don't know I ran in the Run, Rock, & Wine Half Marathon on October 12th. My first ever half marathon!! This was a HUGE accomplishment for me! I use to be one of those people that would look at people who could run long distances and just WISH and DREAM of being like that. I doubted myself and always said "I could never do that".
Well all it took was me telling a few friends one day while doing T25 today that I was thinking about signing up for this half marathon but it was only 4 weeks away and I was nervous about it not being enough time.
With a little encouragement and a running plan we all three decided that we would do it. We got a hotel room down in Waikiki and got to training. It was an amazing boding experience and I really started enjoying the runs.
Not only enjoying them but each and every time I would reach a further distance in running I would get excited. I thought running 6 miles was a huge deal until I ran 8. Each time it reassured me of how strong I was and this was actually possible. It was all a mental mind game. If you believe you can do it .. then you CAN DO IT!
So that was my running schedule and I will say that I was NOT a running prior to training for this race. The most I had ever ran was 4 miles but because of the strength and stamina I had built up with Focus T25 I was able to jump right in and make it happen. It wasn't always easy but I knew that I wanted it bad enough and it felt SO good to cross that Finish Line!! I almost cried!!!
I ate clean, trained mean, and ran my little heart out!!! I really believe that my nutrition also had a great deal to do with my success!! My Running Buddy Sally and I would make a Shakeology each day after our runs!!! Best nutrition and fuel while icing our knees and rolling out our muscles.
|The Three Amiga's|
This was definitely an honorable moment of my life and I enjoyed doing it with these amazing ladies!!! It felt so good to cross that finish line and receive my medal. I finished at 2:24 and I'm proud of that!!!
If you need any help in your own personal journey with your first 1/2 marathon I would be happy to help you and support you!! A memory that will always live with me and I plan on doing many more! This will not be my last time!
You can E-mail me for any help or advice!!