Holy schniekies! I survived! Not only did I survived the half marathon this morning, but I ran the whole thing! Don’t get me wrong, it was slow… really slow, but I kept it moving.
this just speaks volumes to me about the power of the human body and mind. The longest run I have done this year without walking is 5 miles, and that was about a month ago. I was really happy to have found a do-able pace and a good breathing pattern early on in the race.
It was actually really cool to run through my home town too. I ended up parking right across the street from the house my mom grew up in:
And the race started in one of my favorite spots in Dearborn, a park I used to go to all of the time in high school that also is home to the sledding hill from my childhood.
The race took me past the church where both my grandparents and my parents were married, down streets where I took my driver’s test, by the Dearborn Country Club, which my grandpa helped found, and past the neighborhood where both my aunt and middle school/high school best friend lived. It was actually pretty cool.
And, I got this awesome medal (cause let’s face it, one of the major reasons to run is for the medals):
So, that is my accomplishment for today. I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did. I actually didn’t even think I was going to run when I woke up this morning. My alarm went off and all I could think was, “why do I do this?!”. Half way down to Dearborn, falling asleep in the car, I thought to myself, “maybe I will just pick up my bib and t-shirt”. I then did the math and realized that between registration fees and gas, that would t-shirt would have cost me about $110. I am very glad I made the decision to do it.
I hope that you all are having a productive, or at least enjoyable Saturday!