Well I did it, I ran in a Marathon. Well I ran 5 miles of a marathon.
I woke up on November 24 & it was balmy 24 degrees. OMG what was I thinking I am going to go running in this weather. I got out of bed, took a shower, ate breakfast & got all bundled up. I was off to run the 3rd leg of the Route 66 Marathon. I got to the staging area for my leg at 9:15 am but I knew my sister & Kelly wouldn’t be there until at least 10 but I wanted to make sure I was there & ready for them. I wasn’t going to let my team down. After my toes went numb from the cold & my knees started to buckle they finally arrived & I am off. I ran most of my 5 miles & I had people cheering me on from the side of the road because I had my name on my shirt (see picture). I don’t know what my time was but I think I finished my leg in 55 minutes to 1 hour. Our whole finished in 4 hours 28 minutes. I am really glad I did it however the cold weather can kiss my butt. I would do it agian & maybe next year I can do the Half Martahon. I did get a medal for finishing. So I now have 2 medals.
My next race probably won’t be until March. Unless I can find another one I want to do before then. I was hoping to do the Jingle Bell Run again this year but I am so glad I didn’t sign up for it. The low temperature for that morning is supposed to be 11 degrees.So until next time keep on running!!!!
|My race day outfit|