I did it!
I didn't die,
and I didn't come in last place.
I beat 1200 people to the finish line,
but 3395 people beat me.
It is all good.
I finished in 2:28:14
in 87% humidity.
I am not a runner
but I did this.
I feel like we sell
ourselves short too much
of the time,
and say things
"I can't do that!"
Well, you really can.
I really ran 13.1 miles
all by my little self!
My friend Laura who got me to sign up
for the race
ran it in 2 hrs. flat.
She is a Mom of two, and barely had
any time to "train" for this,
and she killed it!
She didn't sell herself short.
She did this!
I beat Justin and the kids to the finish line
which was probably a good thing
or else I know I would have cried like a
I started getting emotional when I saw the finish line?
(don't ask me why!)
So we found each other after I had a minute to catch my breath
and drink some Gatorade.
My inspiration (Justin especially!)
And a little time to chat...
It was Laura...
Also, I would like to point out how much of a superhuman man my husband is.
I think it is incredible that he can run a marathon without thinking.
I think it is incredible that he can run 37.4 miles easily.
I think it is incredible that he has run 50 miles.
I think it is incredible that he has run 75 miles in one day.
I know he will do well next weekend as he attempts 100 miles again.
I pray he will do it, and not injure himself.
After running just a smidgen of what he has run, I will tell you
it takes so much mental strength to keep going, and not quit.
One thing is for sure,
Justin is no quitter
and I am so proud of everything he sets out to accomplish.
Please pray for him on Saturday and Sunday.
I have a city crush on Austin.
It was so cute and reminded me of home
and I want to go back..soon!