a few seconds ago
I’ve had some time to reflect on today, and now I’m ready to share my thoughts with YOU! .
I felt prepared for this race. I worked out consistently, I gained some muscle, and I felt confident 👊🏻
We got up and it was raining pretty hard out. I tried to keep positive and hoped it would slow down before we got out. But nope 🌧
We stepped outside and walked up (late) to the start line - and I felt READY! Rain or no rain, the excitement was real, everywhere! So many people with so many goals! And we took off! .
I felt discouraged the first 1.5km - I couldn’t find my pace in the sea of people, the rain covered my glasses making it difficult to see, which in turn made me feel a bit dizzy and nauseous. My mean girl crept in - “why are you doing this? You aren’t strong enough for this. You should just walk. You’re going too slow.” BUT .
I said NO in my head. No to those thoughts. I WAS ready, strong, confident, and I WAS doing this! So I did. .
I settled in, found my pace, and my confidence, and got the last 3.5km of the first half under my belt. That was the longest I’ve continuously ran (outside) in as long as I can remember. .
I struggled up a little incline and a half marathoner passed me and said “thatta girl!” And I kept going. .
The wind on the bridge slowed me down coming back across, but I made it. Over the bridge. Up the hill. And to the finish line!!! 🏃🏻♀️
I had a time of 1:35!!! I was S I X minutes faster than last year! 6!!! Like heck ya I’m proud!!! .
ALWAYS push yourself, you’ll be surprised at what you can do. Even when you’re struggling, keep going. YOU GOT THIS 🏅
PS-Swipe to see my picture comparison -last year I was wearing a 2XL shirt and this year I’m an XL! 💃🏻 Special thanks to my brother for all his support 💕
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