So I began training for the Indianapolis Marathon in the awful humid days of summer. It was hard!! But because our good friend Lyndee (who helped us train for our last 1/2 and then was out of town for the actual race) wanted to do it, Nedra and I jumped on board. My motivation for this race failed me many times. Without great running partners (Nedra, Kelsey, Katrina, Lyndee, and Kelly to name a few:) and a $45 dollar registration fee, I couldn't have accomplished such a task. I definitely didn't rely on my own strength.
The course was beautiful but HILLY!! People had warned me of all the hills, but c'mon, we're in Indiana. How big can the hills really be? Well, I am eating my words. They were constant. There were many. They were long. The downhills didn't help because an uphill followed. It was HARD!! But I am now convinced that I can do hard things!!!
My kids came this time to cheer me on. Just when I thought I couldn't go any further, there was my family. My husband and my 3 little kiddos cheering for me, telling me I could do it, and I did it!!
and I did it faster than my last time. I finished in 2:24 at the Geist 1/2 and I finished in 2:16 at the Indianapolis 1/2. Wow!!