All of the training and preparation of the past few months, all of the worry after hurting my leg, all of the struggles and pressure that I put myself through. It all became worth it today in one singular moment – that moment I crossed the finish line. I can say it now – I can say “I have finished a half-marathon!” What an incredible rush. This is the proof I’ve been looking for! I’ve been telling myself that I can achieve anything I put my mind to – this is that proof. The medal around my neck overshadows all of the doubt, all of the judgment, all of the negativity. If I ever think something isn’t possible, I can look at that medal and remember that it might take a lot of hard work, but I can do anything – and I’m worth it!
Oh, and my time? 1:57:15! Average Pace – 8:57 min/mile! I couldn’t have asked for a better time for my first half-marathon! Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me through this. I have a long way to go for my full-marathon goal, as well as my physique goals. I hope you’ll continue to follow along, and I’ll do my best to keep things upbeat, positive, and above all else – entertaining!