Monday, October 31, 2011

Revolutionary Update: Becca

Remember Becca? She's one of our Fitness Revolutionaries who was working toward completing her first half-marathon. Guess what? She did it, triumphantly completing the super-soggy Maine Half-Marathon in Portland a few weeks back. Yea Becca!! We asked Becca about her experience and here's what she had to say:

The half marathon was great and so empowering to finish a race in such suboptimal conditions. It was cold and wet...and did I mention wet?! I was still very nervous because I felt ill prepared again, because I was sick most of the month of August and unable to run. I wasn't going to let that stop me, but I was certain I was going to have to take it very slow. I ran with two good friends and we had a great time. I know we could've run faster because we spent far too much time chatting and getting to know the people around us. My kids came to watch me, in the pouring rain. That was extremely emotional for me. They already couldn't understand why I was running a race I had no hope of winning and then they were very confused to see me crying each time I saw them. A very emotional day....but I can't wait to do it again.

My goal for 2012 is to find a race in the spring. I found the training to be difficult with the children home in the summer. I also hope to run a good bit faster. Less talking and more pain. Haha

So, hopefully the next time you hear from me I will have completed my second half marathon with a new personal best time. My second goal is to not being crying as I cross the finish line so I have a better picture:)

As a final note, my favorite sign from the race was Run Like a Mother. I need that bumper sticker.

Congrats Becca on an amazing accomplishment! We can't wait to see you crossing the finish line with a great big smile at the next one!

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