Monday, February 14, 2011
On yesterday I ran in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras marathon (my second half marathon), beating my previous time by 1m47s. This marathon is one of the biggest running events here in New Orleans; it gets lot of media coverage. I remember just a year ago seating on the sofa watching the news coverage of the marathon…thinking how great it would be to participate in that.
This year I ran in the
2011 ROCK N ROLL MARDI GRAS MARATHON
You would not believe the energy surrounding this marathon. I almost cried as I crossed the starting line. There were bands at every mile, spectators lined up alone the entire route. The energy was explosive and contagious.
I was so happy to be part of this event. Then while eating dinner, my husband (my biggest supporter) grabbed my finisher medal and said "My wife is a marathon runner, I'm so proud of you”
I will remember this day forever, or until I do the full marathon next year.