Yesterday I ran in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. It was an experience to remember! This being my first half marathon I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve never run 13 miles at once. I wasn’t sure how my body would respond. But this I knew: I would finish.
I did. (I don’t do this a lot, but do you mind if I brag on myself a bit?) I set out to finish the race in an hour and fifty-seven minutes. (That’s how long it would take me to finish if I ran a nine minute mile the whole way without stopping.)
When the results came in I was pleased and shocked! I ran an average of 8 minutes and 40 seconds a mile, finishing the race in an hour and fifty-FIVE minutes. (Hey, the extra two minutes really do count when it comes to racing!)
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the runners. Here are a couple pics to enjoy!