I don't know why, but it feels a little awkward writing a post all about me:/ I am really proud of my accomplishment, BUT I don't ever want it to come across like I'm bragging or something. If anything, I want people to know that if I can run a marathon...ANYONE can! I also want my kids to know that when you put your mind to something---you do it. It may be tough, it may be hard, but perseverance is so important. I hope and pray my kids get that. I'm not super fit or an athlete by nature. I haven't always loved to run and competition usually makes me uncomfortable. If someone would have told me a few years ago that I would run marathons, I would have thought they were completely crazy. I could never have imagined running 26.2 miles! But you know what, the more I run, the stronger I become, and the stronger I become, the longer I can go! Training is the key and I have been beyond blessed to train with three incredible ladies. With out their support and encouragement, I would never have completed this race.
Saturday morning I ran in The Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon.
It was a BEAUTIFUL day and the weather was PERFECT for running!
At 7:35am I was on the starting line and by 7:45am I was off.
Surprisingly, the hours/miles went by quickly, and before I knew it I had hit mile marker 20.
Miles 21-25 seemed to drag!
My legs were tired and I was ready to be DONE.
As soon as I hit mile 25 and 26 though the adrenaline kicked in.
Lots of people, including my sweet family, lined the streets and were cheering us on.