This journey was not an easy one. I have had my share of running related injuries as well as the challenges of having a family and trying to get my training in.
About a two weeks before the race while out on a training run, I hurt my back and leg. I wasn't able to walk for two days and was afraid that my race would not become a reality. After seeing my doc and getting in with an awesome physical therapist, they got me in condition to run.
Not only did I have my redheaded stubbornness working for me but the motivation, inspiration and encouragement of close friends and family were huge. In the end, I ran my first half marathon with my husband by my side the whole way and the inspiration of a dear friend in my thoughts. My time was slower than I wanted but I was just happy to cross the finish line. I had a blast and it was a very memorable experience for me. I am so happy that I did it!