Half Marathon

Happy Monday! Just wanted to stop in real quick today to let you all know that I successfully completed my first half marathon yesterday! I did about half of the training I should have, so my goal was just to finish - and that I did! I also had a secret goal of finishing in less than 3 hours (I assumed I'd have to walk a lot of the race due to lack of training and inexperience) and I achieved that too - with plenty of time to spare. 

The race was primarily for women, and we all got champagne and chocolate at the finish line, which definitely made it worth it. Here I am with a few of the friends I ran with:

I'm pretty sore today and will be doing lots of stretching and walking around the office today so that I don't get too stiff, but overall, I feel great. Definitely feels good to check it off my list! Thanks to everyone who gave me tips and support while I was training - all you experienced runners definitely helped me get through it!

Posted on July 14, 2014 .