This weekend was epic for so many reasons:
Firstly, the end of April means taxes are due but don’t worry, Mr. Tax-dude was kind to me this year so I filed early to get my refund tout suite.
Then there was the massive and never ending rainstorm that hit us all day Saturday. As we’re in the process of selling our house, we spent the day praying for no basement flooding.
The rain then turned to snow and freezing rain, just in time for us to wake up on Sunday morning. May 1. You know, the day I signed up to run my very first Half Marathon. Oy.
I was hoping it would be cancelled.
I was left with a dilemma: tough it out and run or cower under my nice, warm, covers in bed and forget I signed up.
I chose to run. And run I did! I didn’t shatter any records, I didn’t place first in the overall, female or age group categories but I did something even better: I finished. And I finished (more or less) strong. In spite of the ice, snow and gusty winds, I had a good time. I paced myself back with the “casual” runners as I call them (the ones that run for fun and chat it up along the way) and finished my race in 2:27:19. When you consider that my ultimate goal was simply to finish, upright if possible, then you can imagine my excitement. Even as I type this, I’m in my jammies with my race medal around my neck. I’m all kinds of proud. Full race recap will come later in the week so stay tuned!
For now, I’m off to ice my entire lower body and sleep the best sleep of my life!