First Half Marathon! Recap!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I ran my first half marathon on May 29th. There were almost 9,000 runners! It was a very, very humid day. The heat definitely affected my running, but my goal was to FINISH. I wasn't worried about my time.

Since it was hot, I made sure to stop at every single water stop. When the race got hard, I kept telling myself to enjoy the race. I will never have another first HM so I wanted to just take it all in. There were people along the route cheering us on. I saw some encouraging signs & some funny ones as well.

As I passed mile 10, I started to get emotional. 10 miles was the furthest that I had ever ran so this was a milestone for me. Then when they told us we had one more mile left, I started to tear up again. I was almost there. I had my cheering squad (aka loved ones) waiting for me at the finish line.

Once I got to the bridge where we started, the finish line seemed so far away. But, there were still people on the sidelines cheering and clapping. I kept looking around for my loved ones & then I saw them. They were screaming and clapping for me. It felt so good.

I DID IT!!!!! It took me a while, but I made sure I crossed that finish line. I didn't care if I had to crawl past it...I was going to finish.

I have a smile on my face because I notice the shirts that my Godson & nephew had on. They made shirts to support me! How cute!

Sweet medal!

My beautiful Godchildren! AJ & Gianni!

Next on the agenda is to find another race to run in :)
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    Well done Setphanie, that is a great achievement, I have signed up to do my first half marathon on 17th Sep, I'm very nervous I enjoy running but the longest I have ever done is about 4 miles so it will be a massive challange. You are an inspiration to me. Well done. emoticon
    3160 days ago
    Congratulations Stephanie!!! Running a HM is quite an accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself!!! Great work, and I am so glad you had those cute little cheerleaders there to encourage you!!
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    3182 days ago
    emoticon I am very proud of you girl! I can just imagine the emotional high you felt after you finished! Keep up the great work and good luck on your next race! I am sure you will do emoticon

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