I DID IT! I finished the half marathon with a time of 1:57… That’s less than a 9 minute mile with only 3 weeks of training. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but “TOOT! TOOT!”. It was SO much fun and I really felt like life was the tits after I finished. I think I understand what “Runner’s high” is now. It’s similar to the feeling I get when I see an all-you-can-eat buffet. Pure excitement. I think I even like running more than drinking. Lord knows I’m better at it.
All this has inspired my new goal: Run at least one half marathon every month. I’ve got them booked through October, but still need ones for August and September.
I asked myself what’s the hardest, least fun way to ring in my 25th birthday. Of course the answer was to run a half marathon the weekend before and the weekend after. My birthday is June 15th (write that down), and I have races the 11th and 18th. The second one I’ll be running in California so I’m super pumped to have my family there making fun of me and throwing cabbage at me as I cross the finish. Kidding… sort of.
I’m actually really starting to enjoy training, too. I’m still doing the stairs for 30 minutes then running 4 miles Mon-Fri and 8 milers on the weekends. It’s making me have a crazy appetite but what else is new.
I didn’t get a chance to weigh myself this morning because I got up at 6:30 to go to the gym. I did notice I have abs again, though. They haven’t made an appearance since roughly 2004. I welcomed them back with open arms and a form-fitting tank top.