Hi everybody, I hope that you have all been doing well. I've meant to come here and write so many times and it is one of those things where the longer you stay away, the harder it is to come back. So I'm sorry, mostly to myself, because I have not only lacked the discipline in writing lately, I've lacked the discipline in eating right and taking care of myself. So that's something I am planning to work on nowadays and I am hoping to keep track of it all right here.
Also, one of my readers, Malory, posted over a month ago asking how my half marathon in September went and it made me so happy. Every time I went to write I would think about that comment and it is one of the things that I thought about when I came back to the keyboard now.
So, for those who I haven't talked to... my half marathon back in September went great. I had a PR of about 16 minutes, finishing the race in 2:03:41. I really pushed myself hard throughout the race and started with a crazy fast pace that I was able to keep up for a while -- until the last few miles when I just DIED. It was all I could do to keep my legs moving through the last 2 miles of the race, but I am so proud that I did. Having such a strong PR felt great and really proved something to myself. The other thing that made the race so amazing was having support from my family and friends.
Well, not that I didn't have support the first time around -- I know, that I could not have gotten through the Nashville race without everyone's support. No, if anything else, I felt more of my own determination doing this half marathon, but this time around, I had a cheering squad! My parents, siblings, and some friends all came to cheer and seeing them on the sidelines and having them to hug at the end made it so, so amazing. I'm so grateful to everyone who has been with me throughout my journey over the past few years.
This past year has been incredible. I ran TWO half marathons. I completed TWO sprint triathlons -- one on my birthday. And I did something else you guys. I am officially registered for my first MARATHON. Ahhhhh!!!!!!!
AND, that marathon is in Paris, y'all. Woooo hooooo!
My training starts on December 1st. It is going to be a long and cold winter and it is going to be terrible and I'm going to hate it and I'm going to cry. But I'm going to do it.
So, if you're not feeling too abandoned by me so far, stick with me here. Because there are some intense months to come!!
Thanks for everything, everyone :)