I've been SO excited to share this post! Before Cristine and I got pregnant with Anya and Lexi we used to run together and SAID we wanted to try running a half marathon. Then we got pregnant. Then pregnant again. Then we moved away from each other (and I got pregnant again! :)) Then we moved apart... :( Fast Forward 8 years later and we've registered for the Hibiscus Half Marathon the end of May. We started training for a 10k and Cristine found one for us to run! (Bonus: A lot of it is the same route that the half marathon will be so we realized we will need to do some hill training since there were a few pretty good hills!) My first EVER race. I am ADDICTED!! It was so incredibly fun! The adrenaline was so high! Was I fast? No. Did I zone out so bad sometime after mile 4 that I don't remember much of the last 2 miles? Yep. Did Cristine have to tell me more than once let's go you can do this? Absolutely. Was it worth it? 100% And we finished. Together. I even left her hanging on a highfive because I had to book it straight to the bathroom. (I blame my 3 children! :)) I can not wait to cross this off my bucket list and continue to run 5k's, 10k's, and whatever else I can find! For the record I ran 6 miles again yesterday and I have already built up more endurance after only 3 weeks b/c I didn't feel like I was going to die until about the 5.5 mark. :) I am so thankful to be in Hawaii back with Cristine!
|Before shot with our socks. Don't be jealous.|
|Lined up ready to go!|
|We were right in the middle of the pack. There were about this many people behind us as well.|
|After with our roses. I'm telling Travis how much I rock! :)|
|Not sure why I'm holding my phone all weird!|
|This was the view we had for most of the race. Ya we have it rough...|