So how do I feel after running a marathon? Happy. I feel incredibly happy inside. My face hurts more from smiling than my legs do from running.
We ran a negative split and ran strong the entire way. I danced with the ladies at the water stations. I shouted out to friends along the way. I hugged Michael Gaudet at water station #5. Blew kisses to my husband and daughters. We sang camp songs on the trail. I hooted and hollered when I saw my co-workers cheering me on. I high-fived everybody. I jumped across the finish line. I had a smile on my face the whole way. I loved every step. The fact is, to explain what running a marathon feels like in words would be an understatement. You just have to run one to experience it. I can’t wait to run another one.
So in the end running is still about so much more than running. For me, training for this marathon was about friendship and mental strength. Some people think we’re crazy to run, but I think after all the laughter, friendship and joy, you’re simply crazy if you don’t.
To all the wonderful people who wrote, commented, facebooked, tweeted, or came up to me and told me you enjoyed reading my blog,
To the Prince Edward Island Marathon, Island Family Magazine and Maritime Family Magazine, Alicia, Erin and Jordan,
To all of my dear friends and family, near and far, who were so supportive during this adventure,
To my TechnoMedia family, thank you for cheering me on, on race day and every day,
To The Running Room for being such a great community of people and for being the game-changer for my running,
To all of my running buddies. I simply cannot put into words how much you all mean to me,
And to my beautiful children, grandchildren, and my number one buddy, my husband Derek.
Thanks for sharing this adventure with me.
It would not have been near as sweet without you all. xo
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