#28 on my list of things to do this year is to run a half marathon in less than two hours. Last year I ran the Provo Halloween Half Marathon in 2:12. Yesterday I ran that same half marathon again. I ran with my mom and my sister, as well as a couple of friends. My mom, Ashley and I dressed up as Christmas Trees for the race. We even entered the costume contest. A lot of people loved our costumes. It was funny to run 13.1 miles as a Christmas Tree.
|Me, Ash and Mom|
At mile nine I hit a wall and did not want to go any further. I told myself that I would go to mile 10 and then let myself walk for awhile. I kept looking for mile 10 and it never came. I felt like mile 9 was the LONGEST mile ever! Then, when I was about to give up and cry, all of a sudden I was at mile 11! They had not posted mile 10 and when I hit mile 11 I realized I only had two miles left. It was a tough two miles, but I had about 25 minutes to do those two miles if I wanted to stay under two hours. I pushed myself, told myself that I was strong and that my body could do anything, and crossed the finish line at 1:56.01!!!