Well, it's done. I have registered for the memorial half marathon.
Last year I didn't post a whole lot about my running/training experiences leading up to the half. I have never been an athlete and certainly not a runner. It was a new adventure for me and Colt was there pushing me every day. Race day was so surreal for me because it was my first race ever ... and I was about to embark on a journey of running 13.1 miles, a distance I had never run. My training got me to 10 miles and then adrenaline was supposed to carry me the rest of the 3.1 miles.
I remember rounding a corner at about 6 or 7 miles feeling really great. After 10, I was definitely feeling it. Seeing the finish line was the craziest feeling in the world. My dad, Sara, and Reese were waiting for me and it was wonderful.
Will I ever run a full marathon? I'm not sure. It would be great to accomplish, but until I can devote real time to it, I can't commit to that. What's funny about teaching vocal music is that a lot of times, it's misunderstood for being an easy class where we sit in a circle and sing "Twinkle, Twinkle." It's a beast of a subject and, as I've said before, makes for a lot of 12-14 hour days and takes up a lot of weekends. Because of this, training for a full marathon is simply impossible. A half marathon is doable and, like last year, I didn't really start training until musical was over, which will be March 6th this year.
Last year I ran it in 2 hrs 37 min. I plan on maintaining a faster pace this year and just being more prepared overall.
So, who's with me??