Monday, May 14, 2012
I DID IT!!!!!!
The gun went off and thousands of us ladies hit the pavement.
It was so fun, even with the large crowd I was able to spot my Hubby and he gave me the biggest smile and thumbs up as I passed by. So encouraging!!
I did not have the first mile aches and pains, which I was so grateful. You see, I struggled with foot pain since my last 10 miles run, the Sunday before the race. My plan of action, was to take it easy the week before the 1/2 Marathon. Ice and Ibuprofen. stretching, and rest was what I did. This plan worked, because my feet did not hurt me at all during the race!!
Around the 5th mile, my Hubby caught up with me and was waiting on his bike. It was so fun to see him and I loved his encouragement to keep going. Tears were flowing for sure!!
I ran for 11 miles before I had to walk. I really, really, really wanted to run the whole thing without stopping, but I was experiencing some leg pain and frankly I was fatigued! I walk~ran for about a mile and when we got to the Luna Bar station I got a little fuel and that help me so I could run into the finish.
I have to tell you. on that 11th mile, it took a lot of praying and thinking about Margene at Believing It's Possible, to get this race done. I was praying to the Lord, but also saying to myself. If Margene can do hard things.....SO CAN I!!
That's what got this done!!!
Anyway as I ran into the finish I saw my sweet Daughter, her Hubby and my two grand baby girls, and then I spotted my Hubby and my son. What a wonderful sweet sight to see!!!
Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers. Believe me, I could feel the power!!
How about you...Have you pushed yourself lately?