I was a little nervous all week for the Geist 1/2 Marathon that I had trained really hard for all year. When I'd tell Jane that I was nervous, she'd say, "Mom, it's not about winning, it's about having fun!!" So cute!!
So in my eyes I won. I set out to run the whole thing and finish in 2:30. I ran the whole thing and finished in 2:24. So all of the goals I had set for myself were accomplished. And little Janey Bug...I had fun!!!!
Next time I run a 1/2 marathon I will remember to smile at the end. Awful face (maybe because I was feeling pretty awful by then) but I had to post it because Brett is on the sidelines cheering me on, which made me cry. And Nedra, my running partner is just behind me in the turquoise tank. We ran together the whole time until the very last sprint. I couldn't have done this race without her!!
Overall I feel very accomplished and very sore:)
But I would definitely do it again next year!!