I have qualified for the club by completing 2 marathons in 16 days. It is when I pay for entry to the club that I will be official and receive my number.
I completed my 7th marathon at the Publix Georgia Marathon, in Atlanta, on March 23 with a finishing time of 4 hours and 44 minutes. The weather was supposed to be rainy but thankfully it barely drizzled and was overcast the whole time until I crossed the finish line. That's when the sun came out! It was amazing. Atlanta is tricky being hilly in some spots so I saved energy by walking/trotting up hills. Overall, I was super proud of my run. The only thing I regret was taking a banana and orange at mile 21. I have never done that and I started feeling sick at mile 23. After the run was over and I was back at the hotel, I ended up throwing up and dry heaving for a while. It was horrible. NO MORE fruit towards the end of a run.
|The view over Atlanta.|
April 6th I completed GO! St. Louis Marathon with a friend of mine. It was her first marathon and my 8th. Again, a hilly run but the weather was 45 degrees at the start and got up to 61 degrees at the finish. It was amazing.
Jeremy couldn't go due to work so I took Maddy with me. The night we got in,
|Selfies with Lou Ferrigno...The INCREDIBLE HULK!|
we ate at a fancy cafe. We had been there for about 20 minutes when in walks LOU FERRIGNO. Yes, I said The Incredible Hulk. It was crazy. He was there with a few friends and I was freaking out. I decided to ask for a photo and he kindly allowed it. So, of course, we did a selfie.
|I see the Cardinals stadium.|
I have one more marathon in May (Colfax Marathon in Denver) and then its time to relax. Well, not really relax but take a break on traveling. I signed up to be a fitness competitor but won't actually compete until my race goals are done. This summer I am focusing on lifting more and HIIT. My trainer wants to help me improve on my runs first.
I can honestly say I am more fit in my mid-thirties than I was in my late teens and most adulthood.
What can I say? When The Lord shows you what you can do, go for it. I have allowed negativity and doubt to run my thoughts for too long. Its time.
May 2014-Colfax Marathon in Denver
(TBD:September 2014-Omaha Marathon in Nebraska)
October 2014-St. Louis Rock and Roll in Missouri (doing this one as a training run)
November 2014-Seattle Marathon in Washington