Most of you know that I am a runner. I started running almost six years ago with my husband Mike. We needed an activity to keep us connected and to keep in shape. I still remember crying as I came through the finish line on my first 5K road race in NS. I never thought I would ever run further than that.
This past weekend we participated in our first 1/2 marathon. That's 21K for those of you wondering. It was a beautiful course in Red Deer, AB. Here's a short video explaining how I feel before and after the run. I didn't know that Mike was in the background of the video for the ending so I laughed when I reviewed the shots.
Would I do it again? Maybe. Probably. Yes. Even after a post run massage I am still in a lot of pain. I now know what parts of my body need more training. I think I can take 20 minutes off my time in the future. I am not in the frame of mind that I could do a full marathon. Those people are crazy.
I never thought I'd be a runner. My chest always seared with pain after a light jog and my legs screamed "no" at me. Nothing comes without hard work. I trained. I got frustrated. I gave up a few times. In the end it was only myself who could get the job done.
I cried again as I went through the finish line on Sunday. I was proud of myself. I was proud of my husband. Yes. I'll definitely do it again. Just leave me alone for a week to heal please.