18 Days Before,
I was asked if I wanted a spot in a Sold Out
Full/Half Marathon, because someone had Decided not to Run it,
I had No Idea, if I could do it, but I thought I could Definitely Try!
Up to that Point, the Farthest I had gone was 9 Miles. Once.
I jumped on the last two weeks of a
Half Marathon Training Schedule,
and I Leapt up to 14 Miles-
(Once. T'weren't Pretty)
My Calves and Knees and
Shins and Toenails
Hated My Guts!
I Got out the Door More Diligently,
and I was Exhausted and Sore
and thought it was more than I could Possibly do
in such a short amount of time.
I DID IT!
I Had Energy and Adrenalin
Four of My Favorite Parts:
1) Right at the Start, Someone Held up a Sign that said,
"You've Got This!"
and I got Tingles
2) at about Mile 8, I thought-
"Hmmm, this is Kind of Fun! Only Five More Miles!"
3) Seeing My Biggest Supporters/Fans as I Zero-ed in on the Finish Line!
4) Getting Emotional,
I DID It!