So yesterday was the day of the Country Music Half Marathon and I was running as a St. Jude Hero for the race. I was in corral 38 which was about 5 blocks back from the start line. So about an hour after corral 1, I was let go to start the race. Then 3 hours and 53 minutes later I finished the race. I am very happy that I completed the race and did not give up. There were many points along the course I was like why am I doing this, and then someone who was cheering would tell me to keep it up and that I was doing good. They would tell me how much longer I had left which was awesome because at times I had no clue where I was at.
I want to say Thank you to everything who was out cheering all of the runners on until the very end. I wasn’t fast, so a lot of the crowds had left by the time I had come around but for the people who were still out there. You made my race great. I didn’t realize how many people would party in their front yards for this and so it was very awesome to see. Next year, I plan on doing something for the runners because they deserve it. I may have not been fast, but I was faster than anyone still staying on the couch. Some of the signs that I saw while running were very funny as well. The one that gave the laugh when I really needed it was If running was easy it would be your MOM. I saw that about mile 7 and it made me truly laugh.
Here is how i felt per mile:
Mile 1: I got this, feeling good.
Mile 2: Okay, I got this hill
Mile 3: I should come eat Sushi here soon
Mile 4: I didn’t know all of these businesses were over here
Mile 5: I’m getting hungry and I smell BBQ
Mile 6: Okay, I am starting to feel my feet
Mile 7: Why am I out here doing this
Mile 8: Seriously, I have like 5 more miles
Mile 9: Okay, I could stop now and save my legs
Mile 10: Okay, this isn’t so bad, but my fingers look like little sausgae
Mile 11: I need water and food
Mile 12: Okay, this is the last hill thanks sweet baby jesus
Mile 13: Who Hoo
Mile 13.1: I am done 🙂
I had a lot of feeling throughout the entire race, and there were plenty of times that I wanted to quit and give up. But i dug down super deep and I got the 1/2 marathon under the course limit of 4 hours by like 7 minutes. But I have finished a half marathon and how many people out there can say that. I have already told Eva if I get this ideal again please slap the crap out of me because I am hurting today. I’m getting a massage in a few hours so that should work some of it out. But I accomplished one of my resolutions I said I was at the beginning of the year and I couldn’t be happier even through the pain.
This was my reward for finishing the race 🙂