Happy One Year Anniversary Disney Marathon

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

It's hard to believe but one year ago (yesterday) I ran my first marathon. The journey was completely amazing -- the hardest 26.2 miles of my life, but without a doubt it is going to be a memory and experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. I have yet to get my marathon tattoo (I'm not sure what is holding me back), but both Hans and my cousin Jackie got theirs. During 2012 I did not run nearly as much as I wanted to, only competing in Broad Street, but I think I needed the break. I'm hoping I can get back into the running groove with goals of doing Broad Street and the Philly Half this year.

In this post I did want to acknowledge two great friends and their accomplishments in 2012.

My first shoutout goes to my girl Jess Lawlor. A friend that I met through work, Jess set a goal of running 12 races in 2012. She competed in Broad Street for the first time (where we KNOW we had to have run by each other) and she completed her first half marathon in Philly, which I am so proud of her for doing. It is her longest race to date!! Do you think Jess completed her 12 races in 2012? You can check it out on here blog post here. I am so proud of you Jess and I PROMISE we WILL do a race together soon. XoX

My second shoutout goes to Mr. Kyle Thomas. Kyle CRUSHED the Marine Corps Marathon this past October, his first marathon!!! He completely dedicated himself to his training and it was great to witness it first hand. Welcome to the marathon club!!! :) For many of us, we were able to follow along with Kyle's training through his wife and my best friend, Donavan, who created her very first blog, "A Marathon Runner's Wife." Congrats to you both, I miss you both dearly!! XoX

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