Saturday I completed the Zooma Austin half marathon!!! It was the most challenging course I have ever run, the longest distance I have ever run and the fastest time I have ever completed at that distance.
I was honored to train along the way with "real" runners who encouraged me and fellowshiped me into their inner circle. Here is a terrible picture of the gang (I'm #257) who supported Hayden and Spina Bifida awareness by wearing the shirts that I had made.
Here is the history of why I set out on this journey. I decided to set this goal for myself to loose the rest of the baby weight and to just get in shape. Since I had never been a runner beyond 2-3 miles, I thought this might not be attainable. So I started training for 11 weeks and I did it!! Every time I wanted to quit and not push myself to run anymore and all my excuses like asthma, waking up to nurse a baby, how tired I was, etc, etc, I drew on the strength of Hayden. I thought about how he works so incredibly hard to do the littlest of things. I thought about how he just has to push to hold a pose in PT. I thought about those people with Spina Bifida who may not be able to run. Then it hit me...this was going to be FTWC (for those who can't). Since I could, I had no more excuses.
It was amazing. I don't know if I will do it again, but I know I can as long as I continue to have the love and support of such a wonderful husband like Scott.