Last December I wrote about my first 5K. Last October about how I had gone from just running for myself to wanting to become a runner. As you read this, I will be getting to the start line of my first half marathon. I say first because it is and because I am already registered for my second.
I am nervous – as was evident earlier this week with my post about planning – but I am confident I will finish. As I did with my first race back in December, I have in my mind a finish time I want to beat. I have trained hard. I am sure I can do it. Should I finish much faster than I anticipate, I will be very happy. Should I just finish, I will be very happy.
Should you want to know more about this race, please visit its web site.
Look for pictures and a recap on Monday or Tuesday as I recover and begin training again for the next race in a month.
20 thoughts on “My First”
Hope your race went well! Keep up the good work:)
Thanks for coming by and yes, the race went well – other than the weather.
Thinking of you today, Nicki, and wishing you lungs full of air and legs free from cramps! xoxo
Thanks, Kristen! All is good. I am home safe and sound and a touch sore but good!
NICKI = BAMF OF THE DAY 🙂
Thanks, Gary!! 🙂
I was going to wish you good luck, but I see you are already finished. I guess I give you early well wishes for #2.
Thanks, Charlotte. Good news is I can move this morning. 😉
I hope the race was everything you wanted it to be!!
Thanks, Amber. I am very happy with my time. I know I could have finished in less if I hadn’t run as consistently at the beginning but I did sprint at the end.
Wow, Nicki! CONGRATULATIONS! Oh yeah, I just wrote that in all caps because it’s effing awesome that you ran a half marathon. Don’t forget to take time to revel in this accomplishment, to be proud of yourself!!
Thanks, Eva. I am still, along with actually paying work…LOL, working on a blog post about the weekend.
I just started running again after a little hiatis(2 years). Amazing what 2 years does to a body as far as running. I’m going to try a 5k this summer….wish me luck!
I have been told, Thomas, that if you once were a runner, your body will respond better to picking it back up. I had never run a race longer than a 5K until yesterday. Good luck!!!!
Nicki, you are so full of awesomeness! As I read this, I was struck by your love of running and your confidence, just the right amount, in how you’ll do. And knowing that you’ll be happy either way (beating your goal or simply finishing), reminds me how much joy is out there for the taking if we let ourselves grab it.
Thanks, Belinda. I had a great time.
Late to this comment party, but I am so impressed! I always jabber on and on about how I want to start running, but I never follow through. Reading this, I am inspired!
Thanks, Aidan! I never ran before in my life until fall of 2007. You can do it if you put your mind to it.
I am so behind on blogs I missed the whole thing! Congratulations and, from someone in the same age group, don’t you just love being so fit at this age! We went hiking yesterday and I was running the trail with my daughter! 50 and running on a mountain. I honestly could not do that at 20.
Anyway, great job, Nicki!
Thanks, Linda! I might have done the hiking at 20 but not by the time I was 25. LOL! Have fun on those mountains!!