I was a newbie I had NO idea of what to expect. My longest run was around 9mi and it was almost an entire month before the half. I did NOT train well at all. I wanted to complete it in at least 2:45. It ended up raining and terrible cold wind that day, this was my first day ever running in rain, I had NO hat, I was soaked beyond belief and to the point of being miserable. I was all by myself, I trained (if that's what you want to call it) alone and I was alone on the course that day as well, my mom and hubs I only saw at the very beginning. I WAS able to run 8mi before I started losing it and start walk/run, I think I walked mile 9 to 10 and tried my best to run the entire mile 13.1 I wanted my family to be proud and see me smiling as I crossed the finish. My finish time was 2:26:12 I was thrilled then I couldn't find my family and I almost lost it, I almost started to cry just being overcome with emotions over the fact I DID IT!! I had to ask a stranger to use their phone to find my family, they had left to get something to eat, race officials closed the roads due to the race starting and my family had to park about 2mi away, NO ONE saw me finish:( I think they were just as upset as I was about that fact!
I am still not an expert but I am a LOT more experienced. I am in the middle of training for my first marathon so I have been training for SURE! I would really LOVE to come in under 2hrs but I know that will more than likely NOT happen this time and that IS okay, I just really want to beat last years time!
I am hoping not to stress myself out over it and just let it be what it is meant to be.
Oh and guess what my number is............................................................?
Yep Lucky #13!!