One year ago, I was gearing up to run my very first half-marathon. Yay, Rock-n-roll St. Louis!! I was scared out of my mind but eagerly awaiting the big day. I trained my ass off for it. I have never been prouder of myself or my abilities. I was also hooked. The adrenaline rush was out of this world. Fast forward to Oct 2012....
I just ran my fourth half-marathon in the past year. Once again, yea, RNR STL! I've had my fair share of injuries. My body was like what the heck!! But I did them with smile! This was my worst race but I had a blast. I was incredibly disappointed in myself. My hip was killing me. Then I realized I still did it and who cares how long it took me to finish. There are plenty of people sitting on their couches saying "I wish I could do that or that girl is crazy why do it at all". But I do them for me and to prove that despite everything I am capable of doing something huge! Running is in my blood and I can't get enough of it!
I signed up for half #5 a few days after! It's next weekend and I am so excited! That race and finish will allow me to become a member of Half Fanatics. It's nothing big or even all that exciting but it is a chance to say I did something that only so many others have accomplished. This race will be my third in 90 days and also my second in 16 days. Either way I qualify! I am officially a running nerd!
I spent a few minutes last weekend dreaming about races that I would love to do in the next couple of years. I am plan to use running as a way to travel because I love both activities so much!
RNR Nashville in April (signed up)
RNR Chicago in July (just a maybe bc I really want to go to LA and see the Cards vs Angels)
RNR Pittsburgh in August (just a maybe)
RNR STL in October
RNR Vegas in Dec
Disney Princess in Feb
Who knows but I am up for anything? RNR Ireland/Scotland :)
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