I got another crazy idea in my head and thought running a half marathon would be so much fun - so naturally, I call my friend, Emily, because I know she is always on board with my crazy ideas... and true to form, she was just as excited as I was... The Houston Half is a lottery, so you have to apply to run... when I got this email, I thought maybe my crazy idea was a little too crazy... I won't lie, I kinda freaked out... but Emily and I started training!! It was tough for us to train together because of where we live, however we made it work! I am much better with a running partner, and we would chat the whole time so it made the time go by fast....
The night before, Chris started making a sign to cheer me on - of course, the engineer in him came out and he was measuring everything to make it even... The finished product: Here we are on our run!! See how happy we look? I love our matching bright pink shirts with our teal under shirts - how cute are we?!?! Chris and David were great and met us at a couple different points in our run.
My cousin snapped this picture as we were passing her! We had such a great support group from our friends and family - I cannot tell you how much that means and helps during an exhausting run like this! My cousin Philip jumped in and ran a couple miles with us as well. He was also giving the family updates on when to expect us to cross the finish line :)
And here we are after we finished!! We are so proud of those medals!!! We didn't set a time goal, just that we didn't want to walk - and we didn't!! We finished at 2:35, which puts us around an 11:40 pace. We were both very happy about that. YAY! I'm done!! I broke down and bought one of the professional photos from the run - I love it and figured I would want to keep it since it was my very first half... and yes, I am still smiling at the end (surely because I can see that finish line ahead of me!) Afterwards, we all went to El Tiempo for some WONDERFUL Mexican food - and I didn't feel one ounce of guilt :)
Thank you again to everyone who came out to support us! And thanks Em for going along with another crazy idea of mine!! You were a great running partner!!