OK so this post will probably be a little long and is pretty emotional for me so just hang with me :). Well a little over a year ago I decided it was time to get serious about my health and doing something for myself. I started running......it was so slow at first and couldn't even run a mile. I signed up for my first 5K. I was going to run the turkey trot with my mom Thanksgiving morning. I ran it in 40:14. I had a goal of 40 min so I was pretty close.San Antonio Road Runners). They have a free run the first Saturday of every month. I used to to make sure I was getting faster and faster every month. In February I decided to sign up for my first 4 miler. I figured if I kept signing up for longer races it would make me push myself...and I was right. I ran it in 48 minutes. I then signed up for an 8K that I would be running with my mom again! I had never ran 5 miles before and I was terrified! We got to the race and there were only like 50 runners! I kept telling my mom. "I don't want to be last". Thankfully I wasn't and finished in just under an hour which was my goal! I was on cloud nine!I was so proud of how far I had come in just a few months. I decided at that point I was going to run a half marathon! I had been inspired my mom, sister, and brother in law who had all run the Rock-n-Roll in San Antonio. I continued to train on my own over the next few months. In July I joined a training group (which I recommend for people who are trying to run their first one!). I started getting up at 4:30AM to run which made my husband think I had completely lost my mind! Well I definitely had a few bumps in the road along the way including an injury that I will always have to deal with for as long as I am running. Well November 11th came around and I was really nervous.
Picking up our packets
Karlee enjoyed the Expo too!
Karlee and my step-dad being good sports!
Mom and I after the race and once we were back home!
The view from our hotel room. We started at Treasure Island (our 3rd time staying there) and LOVED it!
Mom and I before the race
People in Vegas dress crazy for the race!
Me during the race (running at night down the strip is so cool!)
Another before picture!