I always like to make a few goals for myself around the new year. This year, one of my goals was to run a full marathon. I felt like this was a realistic goal considering, I had run 2 half marathons in the last 2 months of the 2011. We decided to run the Little Rock Marathon!!
|We are the girls waving..|
My running partner Heather agreed to train with me. There is no way I could have done all the training runs without her. She was a wonderful encourager through out the grueling process. I am telling you guys the training is the hardest part- you have to dedicate large amounts of time to get the long runs in.
|Posing for the camera|
|Hugs for Melissa- doing great|
|Mile 7 and going strong|
I had to separate from Heather around mile 14. I couldn't keep up with the pace. I was slowing her down. So we parted ways and I ran solo the last 12 miles. The course had a a major hill that was quite a challenge. But I made it to the finish line several hours after the race started!! I did complete the race and now I can check running a marathon off my bucket list!!