Mar 25, 2012

Rock It!

This morning, my alarm went off at 4:30 a.m., I rolled out of bed, got dressed and headed downtown.

What was I doing this early on a Sunday? That's simple, running my first half marathon!

Yep, all that training I was talking about for months was finally about to pay off. I met a few of my run group members and crossed the start line of the Rock n' Roll half marathon at 8:15 a.m. The weather was a little on the hot side, and I had to stop at one of the medical stations around mile 6 due to a sharp pain in my foot thanks to my shoe.

2 hours and 45 min. later I finished the race and was greeted by a group of my friends.

Man, even though I have jello legs now it felt amazing.

So happy I get to cross running a half marathon off of my bucket list. Now, to convince my husband to run one with me when he gets back.


  1. Thats awesome, congratulations on finishing your first half marathon! I've done two halves now (both the Miami ING, because it starts practically outside my front door) and will be doing the Marine Corps marathon this fall as my first marathon. My husband is deploying this summer, so my plan is to use training for this marathon as a distraction. Did it work for you?

  2. Thanks HB! The Tart — The training really did help me. It gave me something else to focus on and it made the time (while training) go a lot faster. Another thing that helped throughout this process, was that I joined a run group. I knew no one going in, but throughout our short and long runs made some new friends and created another type of support system.