WE DID IT!!!
So, my husband kicked major butt with a time of 1:49:52 Wow. He rocked it, right?
And drum roll please...
my Aramco Half Marathon time: 2:46:35
I'll be honest. I was VERY bummed with my time and I'm not even sure why. I guess because 2:30 was my goal and I obviously didn't reach it. Maybe because at mile 11, I was really doubting myself.
Don't worry, crossing that finish line was something I'll never forget. Running 13.1 miles was a HUGE accomplishment and probably THE hardest thing I've ever done.
My husband is totally pumped up and ready to race again tomorrow! Ha! Guess he's addicted!
As the day has passed and I am able to reflect where I started from, I am completely proud. A few times, my head got the best of me today and I'm okay with admitting that. I had to BELIEVE in myself 100% and when I did that, I pushed myself to that FINISH LINE! I burst into tears at mile 7 (not even sure why) and then again at mile 12-13...I was hurting and telling myself to finish strong. I felt pain in my right shoulder ( odd, right?) and then my heels. ? Not sure why. Then after I crossed the finish line and met up with my family, I really lost it. Crying like a baby.
What did this race mean to me?
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. ANYTHING! Go for your dreams, your goals...even if they are hard, GO FOR IT! PUSH YOURSELF. Even when it hurts, because my body is sure hurting now.
Thanks to all of you for your sweet words of encouragement. It helped push me to my goal. Thank you for that. Thanks for the anniversary wishes. We didn't feel like going out to dinner to celebrate, so my husband is grilling steak and green beans! Mmmm! I think my iPod said I burned over 2,200 calories today! HOLY COW! Is that accurate?
We have plenty of pictures to post VERY soon, so stay tuned!
For those of you that raced this weekend, hope you finished strong!
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!