Things I Learned While Running My First Half Marathon

6 years ago

1. Running a race the day of daylight savings that requires you to show up two hours early for parking = a very early morning.

2. Over 5,500 people running = a long potty line.

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3. It helps to wave your hands up and down to make sure your cheering crowd sees you.


4. You know a real friend when they want to get up at 5:00 am to come watch you run.

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5. There are many people much faster and more fit than you. Don’t take it personally.


6. It feels good to finish.


7. And to brag.


8. It is good to have friends who push you.


9. And to have a supportive husband and a nice camera.


10. Plus it gives your parents something to enjoy to take their mind off of wanting you to have children.


Finishing Time {2:04}

Would I do it again? {Yes!}

A full marathon? {Not any time soon}

After run craving? {A whole bag of Dorritos!}

What life lessons have you learned from your accomplishments?

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