Tuesday, July 31, 2012
My whole life I have NEVER been a runner, quite frankly I hated it. I have always been inspired by people who can run and actually enjoy it, even though I thought they were crazy, ha!
This past weekend (7/28/2012), I participated in my first race on Peaks Island, ME. It was 5 miles with hills. I had been training with my amazing partner, Kyle, and he motivated me to keep going. During our training sessions, we were finishing around 48 minutes. Our goal during this race was to just finish it. To our surprise, we not only finished, but also beat our training time by almost 3 minutes. I was in utter shock as I looked up at the clock when I crossed the finish line at 45:18!!!
This was a testiment to my will. There were so many times that I wanted to give up and thought that I would never be able to finish the race. It was such an accomplishment that I now consider myself a runner!