Finishing at 4:01 I was overwhelmed with emotion. It is the greatest feeling in the world to compete and finish, especially since the race was a struggle for me. Hurting myself about 2 miles in, I walked the rest of the way with an extremely sore hip. Then I got to the last 3 miles of the race, and it was not only a struggle for me physically but mentally as well. I just about quit.
Its hard for me to admit that, but when you are hurting so bad, and all alone on the trail thoughts go through your head. But luckily I was able to overcome those thoughts and fears and finish.
Since the marathon I have been running about once a week, and not really consistently, so I need to really get back on track.
This year I have 3 goals.
1. to lose more weight
2. to finish with a better time.
3. not stop running after the marathon, but to make it a part of my daily life again, instead of once a week if I felt like it.
I hope to post progress from time to time here, to help motivate me. And Maybe I can inspire others too :).