Nothing like going into a new week as a new half marathoner!! #medalmonday
Just love this! #fuckyes
MEDAL MONDAY!!! I’m officially a half marathoner!!! 13.1 miles completed in 2:21:11. It wasn’t as good as I would’ve liked...but I FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!!! .
When I approached the finish line I was flooded with emotions from all the training and hard work that went into making this a reality. As if my emotions weren’t high enough I looked over on the sidelines and saw a little boy holding a sign. That boy holding the sign was my number one fan, my nephew Tyler! It’s a good thing I had glasses on because I started tearing up! I had to stop and give him a Superman hug! That point right there made it all worth it for me!
What I learned today is...hard work and dedication can make anything possible for anyone. I was a beginner at one time just like anyone else. I could barely run a mile at once, and today I ran 13 miles. All you have to do is put your mind to it, and do the work. Yes YOU...yeah YOU can do this too! It doesn’t have to be running, it could be anything. Just get out and be good at something you enjoy! .
A special thank you to my family for surprising me and showing up today to cheer me on. It was totally unexpected, and it meant the world to me.
Also a very special thank you to all of my IG friends, followers, and runners. This community always keeps me engaged, focused, and motivated. On days that I don’t have the energy or I’m just not motivated to run, I come on here and get all the motivation I need to push myself and get the work done! This is a very powerful community and I’m blessed to be part of it! Since you all made this possible by keeping me accountable and motivated...this 13.1 is dedicated to all of you!!!!! Keep on running everyone...