It stormed....which made me feel like I was going to freeze to death.
It was a blast!!!!
If you are in the Baton Rouge area check out the Woman's Half Marathon, 10K & the 225K (that's the 5K...just a play with the area code lol). It was a well run race and would recommend it to anyone. Just be prepared for a hilly course. This girl runs on flat land....let's face it, in my part of Louisiana the highest point is Monkey Hill at the Audubon Zoo haha!
I made a personal best at the 3.1 (5K) mark at 37 minutes, the 10K mark was 1:01 minutes....the half marathon was at almost 3 hours.
I have a really bad bunion on my left foot. I never have problems with it when I run but I think with my feet being soaked it irritated it....a lot.
At mile 10-ish it hurt so bad I cried. It made my whole leg hurt. I pushed through though. I thought of all of my supporters on my facebook page & here that were rooting for me.
I would still do it again in a heartbeat :)
The moment I crossed the finished line was such a moment of victory that it's so hard to describe.
I went from barely being able to be active for 5 minutes to doing a 13.1 mile race. Y'all. I don't know what else to say. I feel speechless.
Oh wait....all I had to do it walk away from my blog ;)
I did it!! OMG y'all I'm still on a runner's high lol
In case you missed my medal pictures....
And with my sticker today ;)
Now I've been getting questions on how I trained for it. I've been running for a while....mainly 5Ks & 10Ks. I had a half marathon on this list in my mind of things I wanted to do in the long shot of me liking to run.
When it came to training for the half marathon, on the advice of a friend, I used Hal Higdon's novice training program (http://www.halhigdon.com). It's free and it was realistic.
If you want to know how I got started running in the beginning I have a post here: http://fromfattofitchick.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-love-affair-with-running.html?m=0
The day before I did the Celebration in the Oaks 2 mile Fun Run with my family. It's our 3rd year doing it & has quickly become one of my favorite Christmas traditions.
There were a few people asking me about my headband. It's from divaheadbands.com and it stayed in the entire time. I absolutely love them! They were awesome enought to offer a discount code especially for my readers to save 10%...F2F10 if you wanted to try them :)
What did you do this week that you are most proud of?