We did it!

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On Saturday I ran my first ever half marathon (and so did Dan), in the “happiest place on earth,” Walt Disney World! I’m so proud of us and everybody who ran with us (a lot of people from the Soo). Kristen and I ran the first 10 miles together. At around mile 10 my legs started to tighten and I knew I couldn’t keep pace. I told her to go without me since she was going to break 2:30 and she did! The last 3 miles of the run were the hardest I’ve ever ran. I hobbled and when I reached the finish line I could not stop smiling. It was a great moment and one that I will cherish forever.  I’m proud of us, especially considering we didn’t finish our training and hadn’t run for 3 weeks (4 weeks for Dan), due to terrible relentless colds.  Dan finished in around 2:08 and I finished in 2:36:17.  I’ll post more about this trip and the half later.  It was an incredible experience and now I’m definitely hooked on running.  We’re already planning our next runs!

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Donald and Daisy (our teacup chihuahua)

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4 thoughts on “We did it!

  1. You only get one first half marathon — glad it was a fun one. Those last miles can be brutal, even after you’ve done twenty half marathons. Mile 11 is my personal least favorite, almost every time.

    Congratulations!

    • Thank you! I’ve heard from a few runners that it’s toughest for them around mile 10 and 11 in the half. I’m glad I’m not alone.

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