I don't know if this is motivating for you or not, lol. Let me just say that just because I run, doesn't mean that I think everyone should run. You should find what is good for YOU. I will say "You only live once", and "You aren't getting any younger" and "What the hell?" Because those are the statements that got me to sign up and complete my first full marathon. "What's one more mile?" is what made me sign up for all 4 races this weekend at the Flying Pig Marathon.
Friday night was the Little Kings Mile, a one mile race where I met this gentleman sporting some crocheted shorts! The one mile was the "extra cheese" part of my 4-way with extra cheese Flying Pig run challenge.
Then Saturday was the 10K race and about 45 minutes later was the 5K race.
Then Sunday was the full marathon. (26.2 miles) It got HOT. It was long. It was awful. It was wonderful. It is done.
Lisa, my best running friend, was like, "Woo!" and I'm like, "WTF!?" Really, I have no idea what I was thinking in this moment or even where we were on the course. It was just kind of funny.
All in all, 4 races, a bonus medal, a bonus medallion, a Finisher's Jacket, 5 t-shirts, a few free beers, a few free bananas and the weekend is over. I have all this to show for my weekend. Whew. I got ZERO work done, so now I need to rest and get back into it! Bucket List Item... check.