It wasn't easy, and it wasn't pretty, but I did it. My time was not what I was hoping, but I completed it. Having a running buddy with me was amazing.
There were a couple of unforeseen circumstances I dealt with. My stomach was really bothering me from about mile 4 and on, which I was worried about since I've started having issues again, so that slowed me down a little... but didn't stop me. And it was Claire (my running buddy) who kept me going when i was feeling my worst. So glad I had her with me.
I also had a scare in the middle (right between mile 8 and 9) when one of the runners in front of me collapsed. That stopped me about 5 minutes because I actually got to use my CPR certifications for good use. Thank goodness there was someone else trained with us (a nurse) because she was able to do compressions when I lost the pulse. She probably saved his life. Scary happenings. Never thought I'd ever actually have to use that in real life.
There's another that I want to do in October. I'm going to set a time goal... under 2 hours. If I start training soon, that is completely attainable. I wasn't too far from that now so I can only hope! Although I heard once, there is only do and do not, there is no try. I don't remember who said that. I know it was someone famous. Props to you mystery man.
So what's next? I have the big wedding I'm helping to coordinate this Sunday, my cousin's wedding in a few weeks, and still job huntin. Although I need to start looking at different cities. I have a few on the radar that the boyfriend and I have talked about (which is scary in its own right). When did I become an adult?