Brad was such a trooper.. he would wake up at 5am with me on Saturday mornings to drive me to the races so I wouldn't be so nervous! After finishing the first 5k I turned to Brad, panting and said there was no way I could do more than that! He just smiled and patted my back... 2 weeks later I finished my first 10k (6.2 miles) and same thing, "I don't think I can do any more"... 2 weeks later I was finishing the 10 miler! Then came my first half... I was so excited and so nervous! It was up in the valley where my parents live so that made it fun to run past them! I did better than I thought- I could barely walk after- but also better than I thought! The last race was the 30k.. I don't know even to this day how I did it!! It was so insane and crazy and awesome feeling to be able to finish! It wasn't record time in the least, but it was one of the biggest accomplishments of my life! Anyway, ya I know I'm crazy, but you have to be to be a runner! There's just something about it I love.. it's addicting! I plan on running at least one full marathon in my lifetime... Anyway, check out the pictures below!
10 miler (I'm smiling because I'm only half way through.. the pain hasn't hit quite yet!)