Well, I did it!! This past Saturday, I finished my first Half Marathon. I added a half marathon to my bucket list a while ago. I'm so excited that I can finally cross it off!!
Honestly, I don't know what finally made me decide to start training and go through with it. But on a hot, sunny day in August, I started increasing my run distance thinking that maybe I would try to train for a half marathon. I talked to my cousin about whether it was possible to train for a half marathon by running just on the weekends. Once he assured me I could, I went for it. I was very lucky that there was oy one weekend where the rainy weather kept me from getting my long run completed. I really enjoyed those long runs. I had so much time to think and plan, which I love to do!
I wasn't even sure which race I was going to do until a few weeks beforehand. I had three I was trying to choose between...the Thinder Road half in Charlotte, the Savannah half and the Sweet Tea half. When we ended up constantly on the go for weeks on end, I decided it would be best to do the Sweet Tea half.
We packed up the kids and headed to the hotel to spend the night before the race. We had dinner with family and did a little shopping the night before as well. I had been keeping an eye on the forecast for the day and was not looking forward to the chilly temperatures they were calling for at the start of the race. I bought some long running pants and made sure to pack my jacket. Thankfully, the race t-shirts were long-sleeved as well.
So long for today...