Princess Half Marathon = DONE! It was a fun run, but not exactly what I imagined it would be. I planned to run the whole thing however, there were a few obstacles. There were a lot of walkers on the overly-packed course so that involved a lot of weaving and jogging. This made it difficult to set a pace for the whole race. There were also characters at every mile, along with the tough decision…do I stop and wait in line for a picture with them or not? Oh and the lines at the bathrooms!!!!
My half marathon training definitely helped because I can actually say I wasn’t tired after the race. This even shocked me! It probably helps that I also lift weights, use supplements, and try to eat healthy in addition to running. I was happy with my time, but left with a feeling of I know I can do better. Does this mean I am getting sucked into this running thing??
I found this quote by Arthur Blank that I wanted to share. It’s a great reminder of what I was thinking at Mile 8 when my knees were hurting. “Running is so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can’t. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.”
This chunky little princess never imagined she would be capable of something like this. Now this grown up princess KNOWS she is capable of anything. Just imagine the things you are capable of…once you decide to try!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I write blogs about my accomplishments, my failures, my doubts, my goals, and my inspiration. But, it’s really not about me. It’s about real life and the challenges we each face and continuing to find your strength along the way. I want to inspire people, but I also want them to see the real me. I am just a normal person trying to do the best I can with what I was given. This is my journey and you have yours. Nobody is perfect…all the time. We all suck at things. -Mary Sheckler
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