I'm happy to say that I did it...I followed through...religiously trained for 13 weeks and yesterday I finished my first half-marathon with a time of 2 hours and 30 minutes. I realize that for some of you it might not sound like a great time but it was 20 minutes faster than I thought I would finish. I also ran the entire race and only stopped a few times to either stretch or get a drink.
My sister Jamie and bestest friend Jenn dropped me off at the starting line and then went on to two check points (mile 5 & 9) to cheer me on and keep me motivated. They were also there when I crossed the finish line. It was so awesome to have such a great support system.
There were definitely a few times during the run that I had to dig deep (especially when my right knee started to kill me at mile 5) but for the most part it was an amazing experience. I am proud of myself for seeing it through and putting in the work to accomplish my goal.
Today I am a