This shirt pretty much summed up the whole thing.
We saw Goofy, and decided to go say hi... when I went up to him he started acting all shy and bashful haha but then got a little fresh..
Melissa and I were the only ones that had the same corral which meant we had a different start time then Jessica, but somewhere around mile 4 Jessica caught up with us (for a couple minutes and then speedy gonzalez was off again) way to go Jessica, running almost the entire first part!
After we finished we went to get our medals and grabbed some water from the refreshments table. I didn't get a picture with mine because I literally walked from the refreshment table straight to my parents car because I just wanted to sit down. But here are my sisters with their medals! I'm so proud of both of them! I can't believe we all finished! I'm so proud of Jessica for running as much as she did, I know how hard she trained for it. and I'm so grateful for Melissa for doing the entire thing with me and not letting me quit (or faint during the last 2 miles, haha)
So now I can cross off "finish a half marathon" off my list, even though it wasn't even ON my list until 4 months ago! This experience made me realize just how amazing the human body is, and how much it can endure. This time last year I was on the couch, unable to walk, recovering from surgery on my leg due to melanoma.... and a year later I'm walking 13.1 miles. I may not have placed, or made a great time but I finished and I still feel like I accomplished so much. This made me realize a lot about myself... what I can take, how far I can push myself and what I need to improve on. Would I do it again? I don't know. Every part of my body is sore and I can barely walk... but maybe in a couple weeks I'll think differently. Right now I just keep telling myself that I actually did it!