After running for a few months, my running buddy Amber and I decided to sign up for our first race. (Amber was just as bad as I was.) We signed up for the Gasparilla 5k. After our first race, regardless of what our time was, we were both hooked! We loved how it made us feel to actually finish something like that. So here we are 4 years later with 4 5ks, one 10k and one 15k under our belts. We were ready to train for the next level - a half marathon.
While looking around online at potential 1/2 marathons we discovered that Disney was going to be doing their Inaugural Wine & Dine Half Marathon. How perfect! We will run at night when it is cool and we get to eat and drink wine after it was over. Doesn't get much better.
So the training began. We followed the training guide that was posted online and tried to get in as many runs as possible. However, training in the middle of summer in Florida is pretty brutal. We would have to get up at 5a.m. on Saturday mornings to finish our longer runs before the sun came up. But after months of training, this past weekend I completed my very first half marathon!
|Who has two thumbs and just ran her first half marathon? This girl.|
|The judges don't think so, but I think I'm number 1.|