I ran in my first full marathon this Sunday! What a day! My time was 4:21:39 with a 6:14 pace/km. The weather was unseasonably warm but not too warm – just perfect with a nice breeze. My hubby ran with me and I’m so thankful to him for being such an amazing support and an awesome coach!
On May 24 of this year I started trying to eat better and get back into running. Less than 6 months later I am 40 lbs lighter and running a marathon like someone who knows what she’s doing. We focused on my pace and keeping me properly fueled the whole time and conserving just enough energy so that I wouldn’t ‘bonk’ at the end. I have to admit it was motivating being able to run past the people who had hit ‘the wall.’ That’s all due to my husband – so if you’re reading this – thank you honey!
One thing I love about running is that you really are competing against yourself. I have no idea if I’ll ever place well in my age category but I really don’t care. I know I did amazing for where I was at and I’m looking forward to entering some smaller races over the winter and early spring and then seeing what I can pull off next season.