I am still in awe that at around 12:11pm this afternoon, I completed my first half marathon. The run challenged me physically and mentally more so than anything else I've ever done.
I'm currently sitting in my hotel room, still trying to process exactly what has just taken place. While I was running, though, I had the most amazing suprise around mile 5. My best friend, her husband and parents drove very early this morning to cheer me on. Needless to say, I couldn't believe my eyes. Unbelievable.
So many runners/walkers, terrific weather, fun cheer squads, great bands, loads of memory and experience. I'm sure there will be many musings after this entry, about my time on the road. But for now, this tired little birthday girl is gunna take a nap.
To all who supported, encouraged, tracked and watched - you can't know how much you mean to me. I could not have made it across the finish line with out you, and with me...you all finished strong!